The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the gift that keeps on giving. A terrific RPG, it included the addictive card game Gwent that many players just couldn’t take their hands off. Now, CDProjekt has just announced a standalone version – GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, a free-to-play game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Cross-play is confirmed between PC and Xbox One, with the other options still being discussed.
GWENT is a game of fast-paced duels that offers many tactical possibilities while being easy to learn. The game features three rows (Melee, Ranged and Siege) and each player picks 10 cards at the beginning. Then you’ll have to use your tactical wits to win two out of three matches and be declared the winner. Simple as that. There’s a single player adventure planned but also a brand new competitive PVP mode built from scratch.
You can already sign up for the closed beta at the official GWENT website – the closed beta begins September 2016 for Xbox One and PC, and at a later date on PlayStation 4.
“I would like to thank all the fans for supercharging us to make standalone GWENT happen. Thousands of e-mails in dozens of languages coming from all around the world, the phone calls, the forum posts, and more than 40 fan made versions – all this, and everything in between, didn’t go unnoticed,” said Marcin Iwiński, CD PROJEKT co-founder. “Yes, we were mysteriously quiet after the launch of The Witcher 3, but during all this time we were hard at work on what we just unveiled today – GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. We’ve taken all that heart and energy you gave us and put it into GWENT,” continues Iwiński. “If you enjoyed GWENT in The Witcher 3, I think I don’t have to convince you to sign-up for beta. If you hadn’t tried it yet, there’s no better time. Go register, play the beta for free starting from September and share your feedback with us. Tell us what you like, and what you don’t. Tell us what we should change or improve. We made this game for you, so let’s shape it together.”