dcsmrgun wrote in to point out that the Magic Online FAQ states that Magic Online will “run on Linux.” One wonders if they intend to produce a native client, or if they think using a compatibility layer (Wine) constitutes running on Linux. I have written to Wizards asking for a clarification. The game’s target release date is this coming spring.
Update, 17:31CST: I just received this “clarification” from the tech support department at Wizards:
Unfortunately at this time there is not a port for Magic to Linux. We do nothave any information whether it will be ported or not. For any informationregarding this you can watch our website at: www.wizards.com.
Update, Jan 31, 13:16CST: I just received one more clarification from the tech support department. This one sounds a bit more informed:
Unfortunately that FAQ was written back in the early days of development of thegame and the Linux version had been dropped since then. The creation of aLinux version (as well as Mac) may be revisited in the future. I will (onceagain) inform the web people to change that text to reflect the facts.