With the sheer popularity of Magic The Gathering, and the fact that it just keeps linking up with massive franchises such as Lord of the Rings and Doctor Who, it's not surprising that console players are wondering when the digital version of the trading card game will come to consoles such as PlayStation and Xbox. Magic The Gathering: Arena has been available on PC since 2018, so they've been waiting for a long time for this.
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Will Magic the Gathering: Arena Come to Console?
Magic The Gathering: Arena was originally due to release this year on console, and has seemingly been in the works for a long time. However, during an investor call earlier this year, it was stated that the digital TCG was now targeting a release date of '2024 and beyond', meaning that the wait for the game to launch on consoles has grown rather exponentially.
There's no official word on why the console version of Magic The Gathering: Arena has been delayed, but it could be related to issues that arose during the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown since the events of the pandemic caused a whole host of development issues across the entire industry.
Can You Play Magic the Gathering: Arena on a Steam Deck?
A lot of PC games don't work on Steam Deck thanks to various things such as Denuvo Anti-Cheat and just an incompatible game, but luckily for fans of Magic The Gathering, the digital TCG simulator isn't one of them. All you need to do is install the game onto your Steam Deck and it should work!
Which Platforms Will Magic the Gathering: Arena Be Available on?
During the same investor call that announced the delay of the console versions of Magic The Gathering: Arena, it was stated the Wizards of the Coast was looking at Xbox and PlayStation platforms. However, there's no specification as to what generation WOTC was referring to.
It's almost certain that the game will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, but users of the last generation might sadly be left behind.