"MAG takes place in the year 2025 where three PMCs (Private Military Companies) rise to power. These mercenaries and soldiers has no formal place in the world. Around 2020 countries around the world slimmed down their military to an iota to promote world peace. However the citizens rebelled, and countries threatened one another. Due to the minimalistic armies, treaties with other countries, and the Millennium Act, countries' militaries were not allowed travel to other countries to fight. This is when the PMCs began to unofficially leave their country to fight other countries who threatened theirs. The PMCs gave countries a way to fight overseas without violating the Millennium Act. This is when the Shadow War takes place, and where MAG begins."