CD Project: ‘No Plans’ for New Gwent Game to Come to Consoles – IGN

CD Projekt Red does not plan to release its single-player Gwent spin-off, Project Golden Nekker, on consoles.

Gwent Comms leader PaweĊ‚ Burza confirmed to IGN that the game will be available for launch on PC, iOS and Android when it is released later this year.

Gwent was available on consoles from December 2018 to June 2020, while another spin-off, The Witcher Tales: Thronebreaker, is still available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

But game director Vladimir Tortsov said at the recent This Week in Gwent – a weekly stream hosted by Burza – that there are currently no plans to bring this new game to consoles.

“With consoles, we left them for a reason,” he said. “Of course there was something good about them, otherwise it would not be released on consoles in the first place, but for live service games with frequent updates, it was a really tough experience.

“Overall, since we are not there, we do not plan to bring any of our spin-offs to consoles at this time.”

CD Project Red unveiled the new spin-off, codenamed Project Golden Nekker, to IGN in January, saying it aims to provide a “captivating single-player experience” different from the mainline multiplayer version of Gwent .

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While Thronebreaker is also a single-player spin-off in the form of an RPG where players battle with Gwent cards, Project Golden Nekker will be something completely different – we just do not know what it is right now.

CD Project Red has not yet confirmed a release date for the game, but all previous Witcher titles, including both Gwent games, have been released in either May or October, making the latter a likely candidate for Project Golden Necker’s release.

Some of the cards that were to be included in the game were already released in multiplayer Gwent earlier this month, including the Golden Necker itself, with future card releases due to arrive in July, October and December.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He will talk about The Witcher all day.