Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalker will not be making it’s way to any Playstation console this year. The new Magic game will be on various consoles and devices such as Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPad and Android. Whilst strictly not a Microsoft exclusive, it is clear some deal has been struck between them and the developers of Magic The Gathering. Whether or not this is a timed exclusive is so far unknown.
Here’s the teaser trailer below.
“Hunt Bigger Game” is the tagline for the new Magic 2015 game and you are the prey. Non-other than Garruk , a popular character from the series, will be hunting you down. Fans can expect to see a new and improved deck builder, premium booster packs and the capacity to build your own customised decks.
This card based game has inspired lead figureheads from other developers to design unique cards for it. An announced ‘Magic Core Set‘ will include 14 cards from 14 different developers. Stepping up to the plate are Designer David Sirlin (Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix), Mikey Neumann (Gearbox), lead game designer Isaish Cartwright (Guild Wars 2) and George Fan (Plants vs Zombies).
If you are one of those who still think Magic The Gathering is some niche geeky card based game, then think again. As of 2011 there are over 12 million known players around the globe, so maybe Microsoft may have tapped into a exclusive sleeper hit right here.