Last week thanks to a trademark filing, it was hinted that the folks at CD Projekt RED could be interested in launching Gwent as a standalone game. In case you’ve never played The Witcher 3, Gwent is a card game that is played inside The Witcher 3 as a minigame of sorts. Turns out the speculation was right on the money because a standalone version of the game has been announced.
During E3 2016, CD Projekt RED announced that they would be launching Gwent as a standalone game where it will be arriving on multiple platforms including the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC. It will be a free-to-play title and will see players pick between four different factions and do card battles with each other.
A beta of the game is expected to be launched ahead of the actual release (no surprises there), but unfortunately the beta will be limited to the Xbox One and the PC, so PS4 gamers will just have to wait until the game is officially released in order to play it. It has also been set for a release this coming September.
With the developers possibly bringing The Witcher franchise to a close possibly for good, Gwent could be a way for gamers to keep enjoying the universe it was created in albeit in a different form. Gamers interested in participating in the beta can sign up on its website.
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