Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is coming to an end on consoles

midian182

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The developer has announced that support for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Gwent will come to an end on December 9, meaning no more updates, expansions, additional content, or matchmaking. Real-money purchases, meanwhile, have already been disabled. Both console versions will remain operational with limited functionality until June 9.

The console versions are being sacrificed so CD Projekt Red can focus on the platforms where the game is most popular: the PC and mobile. Gwent on iOS has just launched, and the Android version is coming soon. “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,” writes the dev.

Between December 9 and June 9, console players who wish to keep playing Gwent will be able to transfer their progress over to the PC/mobile versions, providing they have a GOG account that doesn’t already contain Gwent progress.

Players will be able to transfer their rank, account level, deck lists, cards, contracts, thronebreaker rewards, collected ornaments, all other currencies, and, for Xbox One users, Meteorite Powder.

More details on how to copy Gwent account progress will be announced on December 9.

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Theinsanegamer

TS Evangelist
What a pathetic excuse. You want a game on lots of platforms, for a bigger audience!

ITS A CARD GAME. It cant be THAT hard to maintain it on multiple platforms.
 

r3claimer

TS Enthusiast
What a pathetic excuse. You want a game on lots of platforms, for a bigger audience!

ITS A CARD GAME. It cant be THAT hard to maintain it on multiple platforms.
Tell me this, then. If it is not that hard to maintain, and providing the game on more platforms means a bigger audience (which we would assume means more $$$ inflow), then for what reason do you suggest they are discontinuing production on console versions? Laziness from one of the most respected production studios in the industry?

In all seriousness though, this isn't Diablo IV. I doubt most people that play this or other card games will have much issue moving to playing on Mobile or PC (everyone that has a console will have at least one of these), especially since CD is providing a way to more or less migrate your entire account.

Happy to see the company making a business-oriented decision that simultaneously takes care of their player base. Best of both worlds.
 
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