Magic Duels to (hopefully) get a new set soon

Wizards of the Coast says they are still hard at work trying to deliver

Magic: The Gathering has been around for ages. If you play card games, you know about it. If you don't play card games, you've probably heard about it anyway. However, one of the biggest problems that Magic has had over the years is finding a way to translate well into the digital stage, where competitors like Hearthstone have been giving players simple rules and a refined user interface. 

Wizards of the Coast's attempt to answer Hearthstone seemed to be the release of a new, digital, free-to-play version of Magic back in July. It's called Magic Duels, and in case you hadn't heard, it's supposed to be getting a new set.



Wizards of the Coast's own Wizards_Chris posted recently on the Magic Duels subreddit that cards from the newest Magic: The Gathering set, Battle for Zendikar, should be out...eventually:

"We don't have any new details about the release window of the update yet, but I wanted to make sure you were kept up with the progress that's being made." 

In a game like Magic: The Gathering, where tens of thousands of cards can potentially be at a player's disposal, it's understandable that people might be a little antsy for some new cards in Magic Duels, which currently only offers players a few hundred cards, all from a single set. 

Battle for Zendikar features the alien Eldrazi: ancient, evil beings unleashed upon the residents of Zendikar, who are now fighting to keep their home from being devoured by the terrible, Lovecraftian monstrosities.

However, it's important to note that Magic Duels is intent on releasing new cards with every set released for Magic: The Gathering; that is to say, an update every three months or so. Battle for Zendikar was released as a physical product on October 2nd, and with no update in sight for Magic Duels, one wonders if Wizards will be able to live up to their promises of releasing new cards for this client every time a new batch comes up.


Published Oct. 15th 2015

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