You’re going to have to wait a little longer for your first taste of standalone Gwent.
Developer CD Projekt Red announced today that the closed beta for its digital card game will begin on October 25, later than the previously planned September date. Gwent and Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls: Legends are some of the most anticipated releases in the $1.2 billion digital card game market, which Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft dominates. It will come out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
“We know we can make a first impression only once, and want to be sure everything is ready before we blast off,” the Gwent team noted in an e-mail sent to GamesBeat. “Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline. Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t realize that delays can be disappointing, and we apologize for making you wait.”
Gwent started as an optional activity in CD Projekt Red’s 2015 role-playing game The Witcher III. Fans and critics loved the card game, and the success of Hearthstone made a separate, fleshed-out release for Gwent a sensible move. According to the developer, The Witcher series has sold over 20 million copies so far.
You can still register for the beta here.