The role-playing game Magic: Legends based on Magic: The Gathering doesn’t seem to be a huge hit. The game was introduced in 2019 and now in March open beta testing of the game has begun. The plan was to release the game sharply later this year, but due to a lack of interest and criticism from existing players, the developers announced that the game would be discontinued on October 31. More specifically, there have been complaints about long charging times and long tutorials as well as capabilities and classes being locked behind a paywall. In a blog post, the game’s executive producer Steve Ricosa wrote:
Our Vision of Magic: Mythology We missed the mark, but we’re proud of what we’ve achieved. Thanks to Wizards of the Coast, we’re getting Broad Magic: The Gathering Multiverse to a wide audience and exploring new corners within the well-established ARPG genre. We have learned many valuable lessons along the way, and we will use them to improve Cryptic’s future development efforts.
For people who spend real money on things in the game, either through the Epic Games Store or Arc Games, they will get their money back. It also won’t be possible to buy in-game stuff with real money in the future, but between now and closing, in-game currency Aether will be used instead.