CD Projekt RED is turning its prized collectible card game from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt into a standalone release called Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.
Announced at Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference with a live-action trailer, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is going to feature a complete single-player campaign with the obvious support for multiplayer play. Importantly, the polish developer confirmed that the game will feature cross-play support for multiplayer across all platforms.
CD Projekt RED is not simply cutting Gwent out of The Witcher 3 and releasing it as standalone game. Instead, the developer is redesigning the card game with improved visuals, new gameplay mechanics, and short animations for special cards.
A closed beta is promised to take place in September for Xbox One and PC. Those interested can register themselves at PlayGwent.com for a guranteed spot in the beta.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is going to release later this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While a concrete release date is pending, the game will launch first for Xbox One and PC. Apart from that, it’s unlikely that the game will see any further exclusivity deals, such as bonus content for specific platforms.
The developer skipped out on mentioning whether the game is going to be free-to-play or be a one-time buy. Perhaps there’s an opportunity here for the studio to incorporate microtransactions as well, for cosmetically enhanced cards.