Magic: The Gathering Arena, the successful digital adaptation of the iconic trading card game, will soon be available on Steam. Although the game initially launched as a PC beta in 2017 and expanded to the Epic Games Store and mobile platforms in subsequent years, it wasn’t until now that its arrival on Steam was announced.
The original collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering has remained a favorite among fans for its strategic depth and exciting mid-match turnarounds. Unlike Hearthstone, which offers a more streamlined gameplay experience, Magic’s complexity has kept it a top choice for card game enthusiasts.
New players joining Magic: The Gathering Arena will benefit from an updated new player experience, complete with a Spark Rank for matching beginners against one another and a codex of the multiverse to explain various concepts and formats. Additionally, players can participate in Starter Deck Duels using one of ten two-color decks, which they get to keep after playing.
The Steam page for the game has confirmed that Magic: The Gathering Arena will be available starting May 23. The Steam release should not only expand the game’s player base but also make it playable on the Steam Deck, although official verification has yet to be announced.
MTG Arena has kept up with physical card releases and even occasionally released sets digitally before their physical counterparts. Players can expect exciting crossovers with popular franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Final Fantasy in 2024.
The game offers various modes, including Draft and Brawl, and provides players with cosmetics, card sleeves, and pets as daily rewards. Additionally, an in-game store allows players to spend real money on cards and other items.
Magic: The Gathering Arena’s Steam release marks a significant milestone for the game, as it joins one of the world’s most popular gaming storefronts. This move is expected to boost the game’s digital community globally and contribute to the ongoing success of this long-running card game series.