Magic: Announcement Day Moved Back
Announcement Day is a highly anticipated day for Magic players, as it reveals and teases the names of upcoming Standard expansions, as well as supplemental products and more. The original date slated to be March 30th has been moved back to sometime in June, however, for reasons specified in the article announcing the change. Wizards’ Blake Rasmussen goes into detail:
Why the wait? Well, as we began working on the announcement, we started wanting to do more and more. Magic’s 25th Anniversary and Magic Online’s 15th Anniversary are coming up, and we have a number of awesome products and events associated with the momentous year.
So we started packing more into the announcement. “Well, if we’re going to announce that we have to announce this too! They’re so cool!” We started working on themes, we found a fantastic store to live stream from (Meeples Games in Seattle, WA), and we started to gather all of the things we wanted to say and show off.
However, Magic works on a pretty long timeline. We know what we’re doing for our 25th Anniversary (and Magic Online’s 15th), and we know it’s going to be awesome—but much of it is still in development. We wanted to highlight a year’s worth of celebration and fun new products, but the larger the announcement got, the further out we wanted to announce things, and the further out products were, the less we had to show.
An exact date for Announcement Day is not yet known due to ongoing developments relating to the celebration of Magic’s 25th Anniversary next year. Many speculate we’ll finally return to Dominaria, where much of the early half of the game’s years took place.
Check back here on QueueTimes in the coming weeks as we roundup all news related to Amonkhet and the upcoming celebrations for Magic’s anniversary!