CD Projekt Red is ending console support for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, the company has announced. In a post on the game’s official website, the developer explained it has made the decision to discontinue the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game in order to focus on the PC and mobile versions.
“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 company wrote. “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.”
Because PC and mobile are the most popular platforms among Gwent players, CD Projekt Red will continue to support those versions with new updates and content. The PS4 and Xbox One versions, meanwhile, will be “frozen” in their current state until they are discontinued next year. Players will no longer be able to make in-game purchases using real money as of today, December 4, and matchmaking on consoles will no longer be supported following an update on December 9.
While the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Gwent are being sunsetted, CD Projekt Red is giving console players the option to copy their accounts to GOG and carry their progress to the mobile and PC versions. This will be done through a website that will go live on December 9. Players will be able to copy their accounts this way until June 9–when the console versions will cease operation. Here’s how the developer explains the process:
“Starting from December 9, 2019, console players will be able to access a webpage where they can request to copy their progress from their console account to a new or existing GOG account. Since we do not support the ‘merging’ of accounts, we will only be able to copy progress to existing GOG accounts that do not have any Gwent progression on them at the time the request is made.”
This process will allow players to copy the following progress:
- All collected ornaments
- Other currencies
- Deck lists
- Account level
- Current rank
- Thronebreaker rewards
On top of that, Xbox One players will be able to copy their Meteorite Powder; PS4 players, however, will not, as CD Projekt Red explains “transferring Meteorite Powder from PlayStation 4 to GOG.com is not possible.” The developer says it will share more details about the account-copying process when the website goes live on December 9.
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Author: Kevin Knezevic