Despite the massive, gorgeous world of The Witcher 3, many players found themselves spending hours ignoring all that and instead playing Gwent. The third Witcher title’s competitive card mini-game, Gwent might be in the works as a standalone game.
According to a listing in the European Union Intellectual Property Office (via Nerd Leaks), CD Projekt Red has registered a new trademark and logo for the game. Called Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, the new listing is for video games and software.
Much like Hearthstone and other competitive card games, Gwent sees players faces off against each other using pre-built decks. Instead of attacking and chipping away at a health pool however, players must simply have more points on the board than their opponent. Using a limited number of cards, players then compete to score the most points in a best-out-of-three series of rounds. With basic rules and plenty of depth, the game seems a natural fit for mobile.
Speaking back in March, CD Projekt Red revealed they are working on a new game scheduled to release in 2016. More than just a new game, it is “a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio,” the developer claimed. A standalone card game certainly fits that. The developer also revealed they are working on an unannounced AAA title, as well as continuing work on Cyberpunk 2077.
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