Gwent‘s single-player campaign, which had been expected to become available this year, has now been delayed until 2018, CD Projekt Red has announced.
Thronebreaker will now join the collectible card game first seen in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt sometime in 2018, which incidentally is also when Gwent comes out of public beta.
CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwiński made the announcement via a post on the games official website saying: “We decided to increase the campaign’s scope and need more time to work on it. 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. I would like to apologize everyone who planned to play Thronebreaker over the Holidays — I assure you that we will do our best to make the final game worth the additional wait.”
On the subject of that 2018 release, Iwiński says that CDPR will increase multiplayer update releases so that current players can continue to have fun in Gwent while also welcoming in newcomers.
An incredibly addictive card game, Gwent rose to fame following its appearance in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt back in 2015. Currently, it is in public beta and available as a free-to-play game on PC, PS4 and Xbox One via Microsoft’s Preview Program.