It seems to have gone from Thronebreaker to heartbreaker, as CD Projekt Red confirms that the single-player campaign for Gwent has been delayed until next year.
The collectable card game was first introduced to players in the release of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. The reception and popularity of the in-game card experience has seen the announcement of its own standalone game, complete with a single-player mode that was originally scheduled to release this year. However, in a blog update on the official Gwent website, studio co-founder Marcin Iwinski issued the following statement:
“We decided to increase the campaign’s scope and need more time to work on it,’ before adding ‘Shifting release windows is always something we approach seriously, however, we’ll never hesitate to do it if we feel you’ll get a better game as a result.”
It has been revealed that Gwent will be going through a beta phase at some point in 2018, and Iwinski has confirmed that players can expect to see additional content, which will include cards, challenges and vanity items. As far as the game’s performance is concerned, there is also set to be balance tweaks and patches introduced on a regular basis. It is a bit of a blow to see the single-player campaign delayed, but it’s most certainly in good hands with CD Projekt Red.