"Wait, you're not releasing on the PlayStation 4?"

Magic 2015 developer Wizards of the Coast appears to have marked PlayStation’s card, as it’s confirmed that both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will miss out on the latest entry in its popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise. The property has been a permanent fixture on Sony’s systems for a few years now, making the latest instalment’s absence all the more unusual. This year’s edition will arrive on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPad, Android, and, er, Kindle.

Searching for answers, IGN contacted the studio’s public relations team in order to find out why it’s skipping the Japanese giant’s devices. “All the information I have is what’s included in the press release – including information about which platforms are available,” the publication was told. “We don’t have any other announcements planned at this time.” The spokesperson added that the title is not being published by Microsoft, so any kind of console exclusivity seems odd.

Of course, it’s possible that the Redmond-based firm may have locked down the release as it has Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Peggle 2, but we’re not entirely convinced that the brand is big enough to make the effort worthwhile. Alternatively, the developer may have decided to skip PlayStation platforms due to poor performance in the past, but that seems like an odd move considering the current popularity of the PS4.

It’s certainly strange to see a big digital download skip on Sony’s systems entirely, but hopefully the developer will reveal more about its decision in due time. Were you hoping to enjoy this game on a PlayStation platform? Play your cards right in the comments section below.

[source uk.ign.com]