Andre Calvert’s Most Anticipated Games of 2018
GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One)
Developer: CD Projekt
Publisher: CD Projekt
Release Date: 2018
I am probably one of the few people to not have played The Witcher 3 yet, but I am also one of the few people who gets suckered into trying out new card games, like GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. When The Witcher 3 was released I had heard about the GWENT card game within The Witcher 3, but it was more of an afterthought type of discussion. The GWENT card game gained enough popularity to demand CD Projekt create a standalone version, which is now currently in open public beta. GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is currently available for anyone to play on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and on PC via GOG.com. When the multiplayer beta was first released I tried it and it had a lot of technical hiccups, but the experience is definitely improving through each update. Also scheduled for this year is a single player campaign called GWENT: Thronebreaker, which will not be free and is separate from the free multiplayer experience. Not many details have been released about Thronebreaker, but a single player campaign in a card game is very intriguing to me.
I am very much looking forward to the full 1.0 release, so I can sink hours into the game without worrying of drastic changes. I followed the development since the beta release, and things have changed for the better. Even as someone who knows next to nothing about the The Witcher 3 universe, the game is still easy to understand. The other thing that should be noted is that the gameplay of GWENT is completely different than Hearthstone and Elder Scrolls: Legends, which distinctly separates it from the pack. I am still searching for that game to play to satisfy my card game fix, which is one of the reasons why GWENT: The Witcher Game is one of my anticipated games of 2018.