Tomorrow CD Projekt Red ends support for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.
The card game, which started as a mini-game in The Witcher 3, is being shut down in favor of its PC and mobile versions. In a post, CD Projekt Red said that on December 9th, there will be an update that will “essentially freeze GWENT in its current state.” There will be no more updates, expansions, or additional content added to GWENT, and matchmaking with other platforms will no longer be supported. In-game purchases with real money have already been disabled.
Console versions of the Witcher card game will remain in their frozen state until June 2020. After that, the game will be shut down entirely. Players have this six month period to transfer their account over to a new or existing GOG (CD Projekts’ digital platform) account. This means they can pick up where they left off either on PC or mobile. Meteorite Powder, an in-game currency, cannot be transferred over from PlayStation 4 to a GOG account. They advise PS4 players to “spend their Meteorite Powder before requesting the account-copying process.”
Their reasoning is that with the Witcher card game now being released across PC, iOS, and Android (coming soon), they had to make a “tough decision” to end console support of the game. CD Projekt Red said that their original intention was for console players to receive the same support as PC players. However, they can no longer “support a growing number of different versions of GWENT while improving feature parity between them.” PC and mobile are the most popular versions of the game, so they had to let the console versions go.
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Liam Mackay is a Scottish journalist who mostly plays RPGs and shooters. His gaming career started with the Bob The Builder game for the PS1 and he can now be found listening to film scores and raving about The Witcher and Fable 2.