Thursday, 07 January 2021 13:02

'Magic: The Gathering - Arena' to launch for mobile in late January

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'Magic: The Gathering - Arena' to launch for mobile in late January WOTC

Wizards of the Coast's digital Magic: The Gathering title, Magic: The Gathering - Arena, is coming out for mobile on Jan. 28.

Coming out as an Early Access title to start, the game will be playable on supported Android devices.  To be available via the Google Play store, MTGA on Android will feature cross-platform support and all of the cards and formats currently available in the PC/Mac version of Arena, including the upcoming release of Kaldheim.

Wizards of the Coast recommends that Android users ensure that their smartphones meet the following minimum requirements to play the game:

  • Android Version: 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics API: OpenGL ES 3.0
  • Texture Compression: ETC2
  • Required Chipsets:
    • Kirin 970;
    • Snapdragon 845, or;
    • Exynos 9810

While WotC says they cannot provide an all-inclusive list of all supported Android devices, they did provide a small list of ones on which they know the game should run:

Asus ROG Phone 3

LG G7 ThinQ

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G

Asus ROG Phone II

Motorola One 5G

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note 10+

OnePlus 6T

Samsung Galaxy S10

Google Pixel 3

OnePlus 7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Honor Play 4

OnePlus 8

Samsung Galaxy S9

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Oppo Reno 3 Vitality

Sony Xperia XZ2

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G

Oppo Reno3 5G

Sony Xperia XZ3

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

Realme v3

Vivo Y70s

Huawei P20 Pro

Redmi 10X Pro 5G

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra

Huawei P30 Pro

Redmi K30 5G Racing

 

Additional Android and iOS support is expected to be coming later in the year.