Wizards of the Coast, the creators of the iconic collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, have unveiled their ambitious plans for the game’s future. They revealed an exciting lineup of new content and crossovers with popular video game franchises. As part of the Universes Beyond initiative, Magic: The Gathering aims to captivate both seasoned players and newcomers alike with these exciting collaborations.
Marking the game’s 30th anniversary, Wizards of the Coast has revealed that they will be venturing into the world of Fallout, Final Fantasy, and Assassin’s Creed. The Fallout Commander Decks are slated for release in March 2024, bringing the factions and super mutants from the post-apocalyptic Fallout series to the Magic: The Gathering universe.
Similarly, in 2025, the fantasy realm of Final Fantasy will merge with the card game, allowing fans to wield the power of their favorite characters and spells from the iconic RPG series in Magic: The Gathering Arena.
But the surprises don’t end there. Magic: The Gathering has set its sights on other revered franchises, such as Assassin’s Creed and Doctor Who. In July 2024, players can immerse themselves in the Assassin’s Creed universe as the game introduces cards that represent the various titles in the action-adventure series. Meanwhile, Doctor Who fans can look forward to the release of the Magic: The Gathering – Doctor Who set on October 13, 2023, featuring four Commander decks.
Wizards of the Coast is keen on expanding its fan base and attracting new players by tapping into the vast universes of these beloved video game and television franchises. The collaboration with Jurassic World in Q4 2023, titled Lost Caverns of Ixalan, commemorates the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park’s theatrical debut and brings to life the thrilling adventures of the Jurassic World movies.
The scheduled release of new content extends through 2026, with numerous projects on the horizon. From the enchanting Wilds of Eldraine set launching on September 8, 2023, to the exhilarating Codename: Ziplining set slated for 2026, the future of Magic: The Gathering appears promising and full of surprises. You can have a look at the complete list of MTG future collaborations in chronological order below:
- Wilds of Eldraine – September 8, 2023
- Doctor Who – October 13, 2023
- Lost Caverns of Ixalan – Q4 2023
- Ravnica Remastered – Q1 2024
- Murders at Karlov Manor – Q1 2024
- Ravnica: Clue Edition – Q1 2024
- Magic: The Gathering Fallout Commander Decks – March 2024
- Outlaws of Thunder Junction – Q2 2024
- Assassin’s Creed – July 2024
- Modern Horizons 3 – 2024
- Bloomburrow – Q3 2024
- Duskmourn: House of Horror – Q4 2024
- Innistrad Remastered – 2025
- Final Fantasy – 2025
- Codename: Tennis – Q1 2025
- Codename: Ultimate – 2025
- Codename: Volleyball – 2025
- Codename: Wrestling – 2025
- Codename: Yachting – 2026
- Codename: Ziplining – 2026
The Universes Beyond initiative offers diverse gameplay and experiences, appealing to Magic: The Gathering fans and fans of other franchises. Players can explore different game worlds through special cards. Stay tuned for updates and enjoy a unique multiverse journey. Feel free to share your thoughts on this news in the comments section below.