CD Projekt RED has taken the stage at Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference in order to showcase, for the first time, its standalone Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. From the looks of it, it really seemed like a port of the Gwent card game we’ve played throughout the adventure of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Anyway, things are shaping up pretty differently nowadays, since Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is being considered a triple-A title and so it will be much more than a simple “port” when it releases (this September as a closed beta for Xbox One).
“The fact that it’s happening in itself, to be honest with you. Originally, there were very few of us working on it. It started with two of us, the original one. The fact that fans asked for it, the fact that the team was behind it…I was telling you [earlier] about the lead quest, lead writer, artists; we went to these people, because it wasn’t just my call. Of course, I wanted to make a standalone,” lead designer Damien Monnier.
“But, how can I do it without the team behind us? And, not only that, I’m super proud that as we approached all these people, they all said how we’re going to do it, and we’re going to do an excellent job. People were expecting a simple port, we’re doing a AAA. I can promise you that. I’m proud of the team.”
Another important tip about Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt voice actors are all being brought back again together, since the title is being totally considered as one of the main chapters in the series.
We’ll see how it shapes up when it launches hopefully later this year.