We have some sad news for those who are into collectible card games and consoles. Yesterday, CD Projekt Red has announced that the company will be shutting down the support for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will be frozen in its current state from December 9th while the servers will be switched off on June 9th, 2020.
The news was announced via a new post on the official GWENT webpage where developers said that the growing number of different game versions is hard to support. Here’s a snippet from the official statement:
“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.”
So, if you were playing GWENT on your home console, starting December 9th, you’ll be able to transfer your card collection to a new GOG account and continue your progress on a different platform. During this 6-months transfer window, GWENT will still be available on consoles but it won’t get any updates or expansions. Players won’t be able to make any real-money purchases and the matchmaking between platforms will also be switched off.
If you were among the fans of GWENT and enjoyed playing it on your console, be sure to read through the whole blog post by the developers of the game. It also features a list of things that will be carried over to PC and mobile as well as some additional info about Meteorite Power shenanigans on PlayStation 4.