Fans anticipating the closed beta of the stand-alone Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will have to wait a little longer — one month, to be exact.
According to CD Projekt RED, the release date is moving from September to Oct. 25, and it's because it wants to make sure that the game is in tip-top shape before rolling out.
"Unfortunately, we feel we need some extra time with the game before we hand it off to you for testing. We know we can make a first impression only once, and want to be sure everything is ready before we blast off. Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline," the team behind Gwent says.
For those who don't know, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is based on a mini-game from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and because of its popularity, development for this spinoff kicked off the ground. On top of that, a physical release also shipped out, but it was only available with the Collector's Edition for the Xbox One.
It's also worth mentioning that it was first announced to become available in September at the E3 conference of Microsoft. Needless to say, a lot of fans marked their calendars and have been waiting with bated breath for the day it launches.
To sum things up, the closed beta of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is going to get released on Oct. 25 on the Xbox One and PC first, and a PS4 version is expected to follow soon after. Of course, sign-ups are still on-going, and anyone interested in it can head on over to the official website to participate.
In other related news, the game is expected to eliminate the problem that most trading card games have, and that's dealing with the difficulty of getting the right cards to complete the perfect deck.
The mechanic is simple: When players open a card pack, they will get three cards that are at least rare, and they will have the opportunity to pick one out of the trio. The two will then be discarded, and the four cards that remains in the pack will be chosen randomly.
With all said and done, what do you think of the delayed launch? Feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know what's on your mind.