Perhaps I didn’t recognize The Witcher three sufficient at launch. I’ve a private cause: I used to be on deadline to churn out an interview for a 100 hour sport and I had lower than 48 hours wherein to do it. It’s as if video games journalism has some damaged cogs? I dunno, spitballin’ right here. But I hold dipping again into the sport, discovering new causes to find it irresistible, and discovering a brand new stage of appreciation for simply what number of video games stay inside this one shell. I’m merely by no means had time for Gwent, so I’ve been ready for the sport to launch correct to offer it my full consideration.
I’ve bought to attend a bit longer for Gwent to depart Beta, however based mostly on yesterday’s announcement it looks like CD Projekt Red is aware of that the wait can be value it.
The group introduced their plans through a press release to the neighborhood, defining Gwent Homecoming as a interval of revamping the whole sport earlier than full launch. “The redesign will leave no stone unturned,” stated CD Projekt Red. “It’s still something that requires extensive testing, but we’re that serious about making things work.”
From the neighborhood memo:
We need GWENT to kick some severe ass and reignite your ardour for our beloved CCG. We wish to ask you in your belief and persistence. We want 6 months of fully-focused improvement to ship what we’ve deliberate. Aside from commonplace season transitions and occasions like Faction Challenges or Warped Arena rulesets, we are going to launch solely two updates throughout this time. One in April — it can introduce the lacking Premium Cards in addition to faction particular board skins — and one in May, which is able to steadiness out the sport (Wardancer included) with a brand new strategy to “Create”. Six months is a very long time, nonetheless, on the flip aspect, after Homecoming concludes, we are going to exit of beta and launch Thronebreaker on the similar time. Don’t fear about your progress, as soon as Homecoming is full, for a restricted time, you’ll have the power to mill your whole playing cards for his or her full worth. Regarding our esports actions, for now, our calendar will not be altering.
The single-player story marketing campaign for Gwent, Thronebreaker, has had its marketing campaign scope expanded, whereas The Witcher three writing group works their magic. Here’s the teaser trailer from final yr, promising the sport could be out, , final yr. Also, attempt to not sing Thronebreaker to the tune of the Bond “Moonraker” theme. That’s what I’m doing now with my mind and mouth.
And right here’s the summy picture launched with the neighborhood memo, detailing what’s to be addressed within the subsequent few months.
Consider studying Brendan’s submit on how you can be a little bit of an ass within the sport in a very fun way.