CD Projekt Red has no plans to release its single-player Gwent offshoot, Project Golden Nekker, on consoles.
Paweł Burza, head of Gwent Comms, confirmed to IGN that the game will be available on PC, iOS and Android at launch when it releases later this year.
Gwent was available on consoles from December 2018 to June 2020, while another spin-off, The Witcher Tales: Thronebreaker, is still available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
But game director Vladimir Tortsov said in last week’s This Week in Gwent – a weekly stream hosted by Burza – that there are currently no plans to bring this new game to consoles.
“With consoles, we kept them for a reason,” he said. “They obviously had something good about them, otherwise it wouldn’t have come out on consoles in the first place, but for live service games with frequent updates, it was a really tough experience.
“Overall, since we’re not there, we don’t plan to bring any of our spinoffs to consoles at this time.”
CD Projekt Red revealed the new spin-off, codenamed Project Golden Nekker, to IGN in January and said it aims to offer an “immersive single-player experience” that differs from the mainline multiplayer version of Gwent.
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While Thronebreaker is also a single-player spin-off in the form of an RPG where players fight with Gwent cards, Project Golden Nekker will be something very different – we just don’t know what that is at the moment.
CD Projekt Red hasn’t confirmed a release date for the game yet, but all previous Witcher titles, including the two Gwent games, were released in either May or October, making the latter a likely candidate for Project Golden Nekker’s release.
Some of the cards that will be in the game were released earlier this month for multiplayer Gwent, including the Golden Nekker itself, with future card drops scheduled for July, October, and December.
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