Gwent: The Witcher Card Recreation will likely be faraway from Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 consoles over the approaching months.
The closure was introduced in the present day by the sport’s builders, CD Undertaking Crimson, on the official Gwent web site the place it was defined that the rationale for the closure was the lower in gamers on consoles and the rise in gamers on the newly launched cellular variations.
“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,” the post reads. “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.”
An online web page will launch subsequent week which is able to permit gamers to repeat their Xbox One or PS4 knowledge to an account that can be utilized on PC, iOS, and Android. Refunds on any in-game purchases made received’t be made.
The timing of this announcement is fairly odd contemplating that Netflix’s The Witcher TV collection is about to debut this month and will doubtlessly drive lots of new customers to the Gwent online game.
This isn’t the primary model of Gwent to be closed down. A Windows 10 version distributed via the Microsoft Store was also shuttered over a year ago.
It’s unclear why the playerbase of Gwent diminished so dramatically however one principle may very well be that almost all of players who have been fascinated by it, jumped in during the open beta and, after the sport refreshed all progress and unlocked playing cards a number of occasions throughout updates, gamers merely misplaced curiosity or grew pissed off.
I personally performed Gwent on Xbox One on an virtually day by day foundation in the course of the open beta for nearly a complete yr however grew pissed off with the variety of dramatic modifications and revamps. I don’t suppose I even performed it after it got here out of beta. The curiosity was gone.
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