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Gwent to be discontinued on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

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Gwent (Image credit: CD Projekt RED)

What you need to know

  • Gwent is a popular free-to-play card game on a number of platforms.
  • It's not as popular as it is on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
  • CD Projekt RED has decided to discontinue the game on consoles.
  • You can still move your purchases for the most part to other platforms.

Gwent is a free-to-play card game popularized by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It launched on Xbox One a few years ago and has since made it way to many other devices. Unfortunately, the game isn't as popular on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as it once was and CD Projekt RED has decided to discontinue support for the title. The company said the following on the game's website.

When we launched the console versions of Gwent back in 2017, our intention was to provide console players with the same level of support as their PC counterparts. However, having just launched Gwent on iOS, and with the Android version coming, the number of supported platforms would significantly increase. 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. Considering that PC and mobile are the most popular platforms among Gwent players, we have made a tough decision: to discontinue support of console versions of the game. 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. Starting from December 9... console 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... We're disabling all real-money purchases on consoles, starting today... matchmaking on consoles with other platforms will no longer be supported.

It's a shame that the game won't be playable on Xbox One soon. Be sure to transfer your account because you may lose everything if you forget. What do you think of this news? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

5 Comments
  • *Pretends to be shocked in Polish*
  • Weird game. I liked it originally. Then they made massive changes to it. I tried to get into it without reverting to YouTube or a manual. Couldn’t work it out. How this got through usability testing I have no idea. The graphics were beautiful but they so totally lost their way. Bad decisions somewhere
  • I wanted so bad to like this game, but never played it outside the BETA.
  • That's a bummer. I actually enjoyed playing late at night in my comfy couch in the TV room. I was very impressed that the Xbox One version was identical to the PC version. Too bad you couldn't use the same account though.
  • I guess you could say the game just Gwent away.