The long awaited news that Gwent, The Witcher Card Game will be a stand alone game is now a reality, when CD Projekt Red announced it during the Microsoft Conference at E3.
The new title that joins an ever-growing genre of digital card games boasts an impressive cross-platform capability, which will see PC and Xbox One getting it first, which adds to Microsoft’s new ethos of combining Windows 10 and Xbox gaming.
Gwent will predominately be a multiplayer affair but unlike Blizzard’s Hearthstone, which attracts over 100,000 viewers on Twitch everyday, we are promised a true single player campaign which we can only guess, will introduce us to the four factions involved; Skellige, Northern Realms, Scoia’tael and the addition of the Nilfgaard coming later.
With the success of Blizzard’s Hearthstone, which has gone from strength to strength and is now a major title in E-Sports around the world, Game Developers are cashing in on the free-to-play model with in-game transactions which Gwent will also see. Other titles in the genre include, Magic: Duels and the upcoming Elder Scrolls: Legends.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, released back in May 2015, gave players a different experience in an open-world game, being able to spend hours hunting for cards and playing NPC’s in taverns. CD Projekt Red now offers with its stand alone version of Gwent, so much more including new visuals and the chance to face against other players and an actual cilent!
At present, Gwent has no release date but for those lucky enough to get into the closed beta, players can start getting a flavour for the exciting new addition in the Witcher series as early as September!
Sign up at http://www.playgwent.com now for your chance to get into the closed beta!