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CD Projekt dropping console support for Gwent


Gwent was tapped to make a big splash among card game fans when it fully launched in 2017. By offering new mechanics and tapping into an established brand, some were pegging it to be a big name among the digital CCG space. The digital card game even got a few expansions, adding new factions, unit cards and other content. And even though Gwent never exploded in popularity to the degree that genre rival Hearthstone did, it still maintains a loyal base of players. Although obviously, splitting that small group of players across multiple platforms isn’t a good idea, so here we are today.

However, CD Projekt Red recently made an announcement regarding how updates will go in the future. It has now been revealed that the developer will discontinue support for console versions of Gwent, with its final update coming next week. According to their statements, this is being done to better focus on the more sustainable mobile versions. In its statement, the team noted, “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.”

Don’t despair though, as CD Projekt is working with console systems to migrate user data. The migration system will go live on December 9th, with a system on the GOG site where they can link their console account and have the data migrated over. There are a couple of notable caveats though.

In the announcement, CD Projekt Red said that “All Gwent players on consoles will be offered an option to copy their account progress and purchases from their current platform to a GOG account, which is used by both PC and mobile versions of the game.” The developer is advising all users to begin preparing to migrate their data. And no, it isn’t possible to simply merge user accounts from consoles over to the GOG platform. As the studio points out, “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.”

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Players will be able to copy over the following progress, with one notable exception for PS4 owners:

  • All collected ornaments
  • Meteorite Powder — (only applies to Xbox One players)
  • All other currencies
  • Cards
  • Deck lists
  • Account level
  • Current Rank
  • Thronebreaker rewards
  • Contracts

CD Projekt Red notes that players on PS4 will need to spend their Meteorite Power before transferring account information. So if you for some reason switched to console and wish to come back to PC, you might want to think about creating a new GOG account to handle the change.

The console versions of Gwent will run until June 9, 2020.

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