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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

CDPR cutting support for Gwent on consoles

"We do not believe we can support a growing number of different versions of Gwent while improving feature parity between them," the studio writes.

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When The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt released, the card game Gwent was a popular feature in the RPG, which led to Gwent: The Witcher Card Game being released on PC, Android and iOS, and consoles, with the latter coming in 2017.

CD Projekt Red, however, has updated fans on the console editions, saying that they're discontinuing support for these versions due to a number of reasons.

"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," the studio writes.

"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."

That said, all players on console will have the option to copy progress over to a GOG account, used by mobile and PC versions of the game. Starting on December 9, console users can access a webpage where they can request to copy this progress, although this will have to be a GOG account without any Gwent progress, since they can't merge accounts.

This will run until June 9 next year, and on December 9 an update will be released for console versions that "will essentially freeze Gwent in its current state". You can still play until June 6, but there will be no regular updates, future expansions will be absent, and real-money purchases have been disabled right away, along with matchmaking on consoles with other platforms as of December 9.

As for what progress will be copied, this is as follows:

All collected ornaments
Meteorite Powder — Only applies to Xbox One players*
All other currencies
Cards
Deck lists
Account level
Current Rank
Thronebreaker rewards
Contracts

That said, transferring Meteorite Powder from PS4 to GOG won't be possible, so PS4 players are encouraged to spend it before requesting to copy progress.

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