CD Projekt Red has announced that it is ending support for its Witcher-themed card game, Gwent, on consoles. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will ben ending on June 9, 2020 so the company can focus its attention on the PC and mobile versions. Developers indicated that the console versions simply meant more work to keep all iterations of the game in “feature parity between them”.
To prepare for shutdown in June, developers have announced a number of important details for current console players:
- Microtransaction purchases are now disabled.
- On December 9th, a patch will be deployed that will lock the game into its current state without any further updates to come. No future content or expansions will be released for consoles after December 9th.
- Matchmaking with non-console versions of the game will be ending soon.
- The game will shut down forever on June 9th.
- “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.” However, this comes with the caveat that the accounts are not being merged so game progression will not transfer.
- Collected Ornaments, Meteorite Powder (XB1 only), currencies, cards, deck lists, ranks, Thronebreaker rewards, and contracts will transfer.
You can read the full notice on the Gwent official site.