Standalone announced at E3:
Just a few days ago developers CD Projekt had filed for a new trademark for Gwent (including a logo) with European Union Intellectual Property Office. After being spotted it immediately started generating buzz. Speculation ran amuck, that CD Projekt may be developing a standalone Gwent game. Gwent originally started out as a mini-game in The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt. it quickly gained such popularity that a fan site sprung up where people could play the game of Gwent. This website did not live
It quickly gained such popularity that a fan site sprung up where people could play the game of Gwent. This website did not live long, as it was shut down after CD Projekt Red contacted the maker personally, asking him to take down the game, stating that they did not want Gwent to be playable online. This happened a short time after The Witcher 3 was released in 2015.
Back to present day. Life was instilled into the rumors as Gwent : The Witcher Card Game was officially announced as a standalone, at the Microsoft E3 Press Conference on June 13, 2016. The presentation featured a live action trailer for the upcoming Gwent game. It will feature a fully realized single-player campaign and will also support cross-platform multiplayer. The game will have updated visuals compared to its Witcher 3 in-game counterpart. The closed beta phase will begin this September and registrations for the game’s closed beta are now open. To register, one can go to playgwent.com.
No confirmation was made about the game being free-to-play or a premium purchase.
For more information and insight on the game, do check out the official Gwent : The Witcher Card Game website.
I leave you, with the live action trailer.