Originally a fun little game as a part of The Witcher 3, developer CD Projekt Red is fully fleshing out the card game Gwent as a standalone title.
This won’t just be a simple card game, however. Gwent will feature a full and expansive campaign mode, as well as other new features not present in The Witcher 3.
Fans can register for the beta right now on the official website, and the game will be launching for PC and Xbox One in September.
CD Projekt Red’s co-founder, Marcin Iwiński, had this to say of Gwent’s unexpected popularity:
I would like to thank all the fans for supercharging us to make standalone GWENT happen. Thousands of e-mails in dozens of languages coming from all around the world, the phone calls, the forum posts, and more than 40 fan made versions – all this, and everything in between, didn’t go unnoticed. Yes, we were mysteriously quiet after the launch of The Witcher 3, but during all this time we were hard at work on what we just unveiled today – GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. We’ve taken all that heart and energy you gave us and put it into GWENT. If you enjoyed GWENT in The Witcher 3, I think I don’t have to convince you to sign-up for beta. If you hadn’t tried it yet, there’s no better time. Go register, play the beta for free starting from September and share your feedback with us. Tell us what you like, and what you don’t. Tell us what we should change or improve. We made this game for you, so let’s shape it together.