At Gen Con, ICv2 sat down with Bubby Johanson, the Senior Product Manager for Upper Deck Entertainment, to learn about coming changes to the popular VS. System card game.

“The number one concern of the players is there is not enough content,” Johanson told ICv2. The popular expandable card game was relaunched at Gen Con in 2014 (see “Upper Deck Reviving Its 'Vs. System'”), intending to adopt a release style similar to Fantasy Flight Games’ trademarked Living Card Game format (which releases regular deck constructions, frequent expansion packs and deluxe expansions which feature a fixed distribution of cards. )

 In February 2018, VS. System releases will shift to monthly boxed expansions, which will contain between 55 – 60 cards. The first story arc, which will run for three months, will be S.H.I.E.L.D. vs Hydra. Other story arcs planned for 2018 include X-Men and Avengers. Planned MSRP for the expansions is $14.99.  When asked how long the cards would be legal under this new format, Johanson said “We’re looking at approximately two years.”

Upper Deck unveiled a new digital gaming platform for mobile devices at the show (see “Upper Deck Announces 'Legendary DXP'”).