I am not sure about you, but for me, Gwent was, hands down, the best part about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I poured hours into playing Gwent. I challenged everyone. I hunted down every single card, and I won a lot of gold. I remember sitting down with friends and lamenting about how cool it would be if I could challenge them in a game of Gwent (knowing full well that I would win of course). Then today, I woke up with the internet buzzing about the latest Gwent rumour: CD Projekt are making Gwent into it's own stand alone game!
So where has this news come from? Nerdleaks has released information that CD Projekt registered a Gwent trade mark and logo on June 6th with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The filing document, which happens to be in Polish, included the word "Komputer" meaning we will be seeing a video game version rather than a card or board game. Yay! Could this be the "new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio" we were teased about?
A Gwent Video Game Wishlist
By the end of E3 we will hopefully know the truth behind this rumour, as CD projekt laughs thier way to the bank while I shed tears of happiness as I throw wads of cash at them. So what would I like to see in a Gwent game?
This is obvious, but the biggest reason I want this game to happen is so I can challenge friends, and enter tournaments. Why not take it a step further and make it compatible across all consoles? Seriously that would be awesome.
- Single Player Campaign
While Gwent obviously lends itself better to a multiplayer game, why stop there? Remember the days of playing hearts for hours on end when you were a kid because you didn't have many other games? A full on single player tournament would be great. Beat the main campaign to unlock special cards, practice your skills and still be able play when you are stuck on a family holiday with no WiFi access.
- Customizable Card Art
What if all players get blank cards. The names, effects and points are all consistent, but you can have whatever photo/drawing you like on the cards. I don't know about you but I would totally have a Gwent deck made up of different angles and expressions of my own face. This may be a bit too much work though, as if I already struggle with the amount of unwanted dick pics I receive I can imagine this would make the situation 10 times worse.