Magic: The Gathering Arena screenshot of a random game

In an announcement that should've been made years ago, Wizards of the Coast has now revealed an online free-to-play version of Magic: The Gathering. It will feature most of the same complexity and diversity the physical card game is famous for, though with some concessions to make it actually playable online without having each match take over 30 minutes.

If you're wondering what exactly this might look and play like, wonder no more as the developers have recently held a livestream showcasing some alpha gameplay. Its still a bit unpolished, as you would expect, but it should give you a pretty damn good idea of what MTG Arena is going for. Have a look:

There is currently no release date set for MTG Arena, but if you would like to try your luck and get access to the Closed Beta you can sign up by going to the official website. On the other hand, if you're interested in learning more I would recommend you head over to the announcement post. Its not exactly detailed, but it should be enough to clue you in on just what kind of game MTG Arena is trying to shape itself into.

Magic: The Gathering Arena screenshot of the Walk the Plank spell