CD Projekt RED to end console support for Gwent

When we all got a taste of Gwent for the first time in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, the first thing we all wanted was to be able to play online against others, and CD Projekt RED listened, giving us GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.

The game is currently available on all major gaming platforms, including iOS and soon Android. CD Projekt RED however announced that console support will end next week:

When we launched the console versions of GWENT back in 2017, our intention was to provide console players with the same level of support as their PC counterparts. However, having just launched GWENT on iOS, and with the Android version coming, the number of supported platforms would significantly increase. Looking to the future, we do not believe we can support a growing number of different versions of GWENT while improving feature parity between them.

Considering that PC and mobile are the most popular platforms among GWENT players, we have made a tough decision: to discontinue support of console versions of the game. All GWENT players on consoles will be offered an option to copy their account progress and purchases from their current platform to a GOG account, which is used by both PC and mobile versions of the game.

While is is a bit disappointing that a game will lose support on any platform, it does kind of make sense. Very few people actually play GWENT on console, so supporting it is a waste of resources from a developer’s point of view. Fortunately, console gamers are offered an opportunity to transfer any progress over to a GOG account, so at least not all is lost.

Source: CD Projekt RED

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