Magic: The Gathering Arena closed beta sign-ups have gone live!

Wizards of the Coast has a bit more about the game from it’s official website. Here are some excerpts:

We want to create the deepest, richest digital card game on the market. Magic already boasts some of the deepest strategy of any TCG in the world, tabletop or digital, and MTG Arena’s goal is to live up to that depth right at the start of Closed Beta.

By the time we go into full launch, MTG Arena will feature the full card sets in Standard, with around 1,000 new cards added every year.

We want to create a version of Magic that’s as much fun to watch as it is to play. Viewing MTG Arena on Twitch or other platforms will be a fast-paced, exciting, and easy to understand experience for fans across the globe.

Our goal is nothing less than creating one of the premier esports communities, with viewing experiences packed with fun visuals, awesome sound, and cool ways to learn from and interact with our evolving catalogue of content.

We want to create a game that can evolve. We’ve created an all-new Games Rules Engine (GRE) that uses sophisticated machine learning that can read any card we can dream up for Magic. That means the shackles are off for our industry-leading designers to build and create cards and in-depth gameplay around new mechanics and unexpected but widly fun concepts…

Not only that, but they are starting only on PC. Therefore that gives PC gamers a head start in playing.

Sounds like they are really reaching for the stars with this upcoming Magic release and I hope they get there!

You can sign up here. I already signed up so maybe we will get to play together in the very near future.