According to developer CD Projekt, the Technical Beta will let players create their own decks, play the tutorial and participate in casual online matches. Key development projects now underway include Cyberpunk 2077 and GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.
This beta has been a long time coming for PlayStation 4 users, who have been waiting months for their turn to try out the card game.
In summing up their financials, CD Projekt RED has reported great sales for Witcher 3 in Q3 of 2016. There will not be any in-game purchases available during this period, and the player's account will be permanently deleted after it is over.
As a result, the "excellent" financial results have helped the company to "pursue new, ambitious undertakings" on different projects, including its Gwent side game, which should release this year, as well as Cyberpunk.
"This year we will continue to expand The Witcher brand - it is, after all, the year of GWENT. Between the launch of The Witcher in 2007 and the end of 2016 we have sold over 25 million copies of The Witcher games", Adam Kiciński, President of CD PROJEKT, noted with pride. The game will be available for download from the PlayStation Store. It also states that since its inception The Witcher franchise has went on to sell over 25 million units worldwide.
PC and Xbox One players have had the chance to play GWENT The Witcher Card Game, the TCG based on The Witcher series, since previous year, and there's still no word on when PlayStation 4 owners will be able to enjoy the game's closed beta.
At this point, it would be customary for me to give you a quick summary of how Gwent actually works.