Sad news, friends playing cards: CD Project Red is withdrawing from Gwentno new cards will be added after 2023. Additionally, the servers will remain online but the developers do not intend to release updates themselves, instead assigning responsibility for balance changes community through in-game tools.
To be fair, six years of active development seems like a pretty good run.
The news comes from the vid above, where game director Vladimir Tortsov and senior communications director Pawel Burza discuss their plans. They start by summarizing what they’ve done this year, then skim through the 2023 roadmap before moving on to what’s in store for ’24 at around 31:30.
They still plan to release 72 new cards next year, dropping bundles in April, July, and September. It is hoped that these will “complete the card pool”, so that the semi-final status of the game will be. included “every idea” they wanted to see in Gwent.
The developers then plan to hand over governance to the Gwent community, in a move they dubbed “Project Gwentfinity”. Burza says it’s “working on a solution” that will allow players to make and vote on balance changes from within the Gwent client, although those tools won’t support adding new cards or rework new abilities for old cards.
CD project told IGN that a “small number of developers” will stay on to keep the game running, while others will work on other projects.