It looks like GWENT, the digital collectable card game based upon The Witcher universe will need a bit of extra time in development before beginning its closed beta phase of testing. Originally CD Projekt RED had promised perspective players a September release for the closed beta but it looks like plans have been pushed back until October 25th.
The GWENT development team sent out a press release earlier this morning. Here is what they had to say:
“We know we can make a first impression only once, and want to be sure everything is ready before we blast off. Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline. Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t realize that delays can be disappointing, and we apologize for making you wait. The Closed Beta will now begin on October 25th.”
GWENT is a fast paced strategy card game where players go ahead to head assuming control of two different armies. After the first turn is decided by coin toss players draw ten cards and discard two in order to begin their battle against one another. Combat in GWENT is varried, with Unit cards coming in a number of different varieties – Close Quarters, Ranged & Siege as well as Spies. Other types of cards also have an effect on the battlefield – the forces of nature come into play as Weather Cards and commanders can strengthen up their forces with Muster and Morale boosters.
The strategy action of GWENT first appeared in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt but will be expanded upon for the Free-To-Play GWENT title coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation sometime in the future.