Guest author Quetzylus takes us back through Gwent's first year in Beta to review the road we've taken, and shed some light on the things yet to come.
Gwent was once just a minigame in The Witcher 3, a side-quest in the overall storyline of the RPG. But with the upcoming release of Thronebreaker, the tables will soon be turned, and role-playing will be Gwent’s minigame.
Turning a simple board game from a singleplayer RPG into a massive multiplayer CCG is by no means an easy task, but one that CDPR has undertaken with success so far. The game we see in its current state is staggeringly different from where it was a year ago at the beginning of the Closed Beta, or even at the beginning of the Open Beta in May. So how exactly did we get here, and what does Gwent’s future hold for us?