It looks as if fans of Magic: the Gathering Arena will be able to play the formerly PC-only title on mobile devices later this year, according to a recent earnings call. Commonly abbreviated to Magic Arena, the video game version of the popular Magic: the Gathering card game released in September of 2019 for Windows computers as a free-to-play title developed and published by the card game's longtime distributor Wizards of the Coast.

Much like the physical version of Magic: the Gathering, Magic Arena has featured a number of different card sets and versions, most recently launching the Theros Beyond Death card set last month. Coinciding with the release of the Theros Beyond Death card set was the unveiling of Magic Arena's Epic Games Store debut, but, thanks to new reports, it's beginning to look like that wasn't the only new distribution area Wizards of the Coast has been exploring for Magic: the Gathering Arena.

According to recent information first reported on by Hipsters Of The Coast, Magic: the Gathering Arena will be coming to mobile devices in 2020, as per a 2019 Hasbro earnings call from earlier today. CEO and Chairman of Hasbro, Brian Goldner, reportedly announced that his company would unveil more information about the mobile version of Magic Arena at the NY Toy Fair, which is scheduled to take place from February 22nd through the 25th. Hasbro's presentation is scheduled a day earlier, on Friday, February 21st.

Magic: the Gathering Arena has garnered both praise and criticism from fans since its announcement, with some calling the game a perfect way to introduce new players to the world of Magic: the Gathering and others deriding its free-to-play structure, something which is often associated with predatory or unethical business practices in today's gaming landscape. Magic: the Gathering is one of the most-played physical card games available, and the recent inclusion of the MTG Pioneer format has only helped the franchise to gain popularity among new and returning players.

Despite some pre-launch confusion with how Historic card redemption works in Magic: the Gathering Arena, the game has enjoyed relative success since it launched earlier this year, and the addition of Magic Arena on mobile devices will likely only mean players who did not yet have access to the free-to-play title will now be able to download and enjoy it whenever, and wherever, they want to do so. While fans do not yet know what, if any, changes will be made between the PC and mobile versions of Magic: the Gathering Arena, more information and answers to the questions will likely be made available at the NY Toy Fair later this month.