According to a post today Oct. 18, 2013 on the Sony Online Entertainment message boards the company will be shutting down the free to play video game "Magic: The Gathering - Tactics." The game, which released in 2011 and had one expansion "Secrets of Terisiare" was supposed to be released on PlayStation 3. It didn't. While there was a new interface released in 2012 and several promo cards were added, the long awaited third set never made its debut.
Today we are announcing with our partner, Wizards of the Coast, that we will discontinue game services for "Magic: The Gathering - Tactics" on March 28, 2014. We are honored to have been a part of bringing you the magic of the Multiverse over the last few years. It has been a fun and memorable journey, and we thank you for all of your dedication and support.
Although the game won't go offline for another five months, no new game accounts will be able to be created between then and now. Remaining players of the game wills till be able to purchase new booster packs until Nov. 18, 2013, after which no more cards will be issued for purchase. Players will then be able to continue playing until the servers are turned off on March 28, 2014.
Sony won't be releasing the data for a game emulator and anyone who purchased Station Cash will be able to spend the credits in "other SOE games" after the game goes offline.
"Magic: The Gathering - Tactics" wasn't the only third party video game to use the "Magic: The Gathering" license liberally (anybody remember "Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds" for Xbox?), and it certainly won't be the last.
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