We’ll have to wait a little longer to play The Continent’s favorite game, as CD Projekt Red announce that Gwent: The Witcher Card Game won’t enter beta until October.
At E3 2016, the highly anticipated announcement from CD Projekt Red was revealed to be the existence of a standalone game, based around the popular card game Gwent from The Witcher 3. Players that were excited at the possibilities that the title could offer were given the chance to sign up for the game’s closed beta that would take place in September – a date that is now being postponed by a month.
It seems that fans of The Witcher will have to wait a little longer for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game to become playable online, according to recent announcement from the developer itself.
“We know we can make a first impression only once, and want to be sure everything is ready before we blast off,” stated The GWENT Team on its news board. “Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline. Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t realize that delays can be disappointing, and we apologize for making you wait.”
For those still looking forward to getting their hands on Geralt’s favorite card game, the Closed Beta is still coming on October 25th, giving players an extra month to wait. The team at CD Projekt Red are well known for delivering quality content, however, and the extra wait will almost certainly be justified. Games releasing to the public too early is a sure way to get the often-demanding gaming community angry, something we’ve seen lately with Niantic’s Pokemon GO.
When Gwent releases fully, the game will apparently look considerably different than the version we’ve seen in The Witcher. In order to make the decks less one-sided than Geralt’s end game deck, there will likely be some sort of mechanics put in play to ensure balance.
Cross-play will also reportedly be available, and the game will feature redesigned visuals. A single-player mode will feature alongside the game’s strong multiplayer experience, meaning that Gwent is certainly a game to watch out for.
In the mean time, while we wait until October, card game fans can busy themselves with The Elder Scrolls: Legends which recently went into Open Beta and plans to release later in the year. Of course, the two games have very different play-styles so enthusiasts will have to decide for themselves which is better – and if either of them can match the incredible popularity of Blizzard’s Hearthstone which just launched its 4th adventure today.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will be entering a closed beta in October, with a full release coming at a later date.