Card games have been a genre dominated by a few iconic names for years. The likes of Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon have brought millions of gamers to the tables of game stores all over the globe, and PC gaming has been lagging behind for some time now. The attempts to bring MTG to the PC have been met with tepid feedback from fans, with lacking features and card variety being a big problem. But the shocker in the genre wouldn’t come from an expected source.
Polish studio CD Projekt probably didn’t expect to see that the card game featured in their Witcher RPG series to become such a fan favorite. But here we are, and we even have game spin-offs based on that militaristic card game. Gwent had been in the works for some time as the time tried to find a way to compete with Blizzard and their dominant presence in the space.
They eventually found their stride and released a pretty successful game with multiple expansions. By adding tons of unique combos and plenty of strategy, Gwent found a place in the scene. But, it wouldn’t last. The attempt to compete with the titan that is Hearthstone fell pretty silent a while back. The console port was later dropped, and the franchise has been pretty quiet for a while. But now, things are changing.
According to IGN, this new Gwent game is currently codenamed Project Golden Nekker and will be released sometime in 2022. The project was teased a while back, during a stream in December. Gwent Comms Lead Pawel Burza said, “It’s not another Witcher Tales [game] but something different,” he said. “We’re aiming to provide a captivating single-player for players who prefer it over competitive multiplayer Gwent.”
Details on what form the game will take have not been revealed, so far, we only have screenshots of concept art to go on. Although we do know that the team is designing it to have a “captivating single-player experience” different to previous versions of the digital card game.