Gwent, the in-game card game from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is getting a standalone release for console and PC. Today during Microsoft’s E3 2016 briefing, CD Projekt Red officially announced the project, which is getting a beta first on Xbox One and PC.
The full release is scheduled for September, across Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
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The standalone version of Gwent was rumored earlier this month, and CD Projekt Red even put up a massive poster in LA for it.
Speaking on Microsoft’s stage today, a CD Projekt Red developer said the team received “thousands” of emails asking for a standalone version of Gwent. The game, which is officially called Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, has been in the works for the past year.
It includes a “full-blown” multiplayer experience, featuring cross-play between console and PC. There is also a “monumental” single-player campaign, the developer said.
Additionally, while Gwent’s core mechanics will remain intact for the new console/PC edition, the visuals have been redesigned “almost completely.”
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