Wizards of the Coast has revealed more information about the next Magic the Gathering video game, called Magic Duels: Origins.
The game was announced as part of Microsoft's recent ID@Xbox showcase of Xbox One titles, but we didn't know much about how it would work.
Wizards of the Coast confirmed Magic Duels: Origins is free-to-play, mirroring the business model Blizzard uses for the phenomenally-successful Hearthstone, and will be released this July on Xbox One, PC via Steam and iPads.
It looks like Microsoft has once again tied up Magic the Gathering as a timed console exclusive - Magic Duels: Origins won't launch on PlayStation 4 until "later this year".
Here's the official blurb:
Other features include a solo battle mode with endless AI opponents, a quest system with new challenges every week, and a new Deck Builder with extra help for newcomers.
Most agree Hearthstone side-stepped pay-to-win problems with a system considered fair and generous. It'll be interesting to see just how free-to-play Magic Duels: Origins turns out to be.
Will you support Eurogamer?
We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.