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The Witcher card game is shutting down on PS4, Xbox One

CD Projekt Red is dropping The Witcher Card Game on PS4 and Xbox One

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Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

On Dec. 9, developer CD Projekt Red is shutting off support for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There will be no more updates, expansions, real-money purchases, or matchmaking support beginning on Dec. 9; an update will “freeze Gwent in its current state.” CD Projekt Red said both console versions will remain “operational” with limited functionality until June 9.

CD Projekt Red said it will continue to support the PC and mobile versions of Gwent — the most popular platforms for the game, according to the developer. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can copy their account progress over during a six month period — from Dec. 9 to June 9 — if they want to transfer accounts over to another platform.

Gwent launched on iOS in September and an Android port is coming soon. CD Projekt Red said in today’s announcement it didn’t believe it could “support a growing number of different versions of Gwent while improving feature parity between them.”

“When we launched the console versions of Gwent back in 2017, our intention was to provide console players with the same level of support as their PC counterparts,” CD Projekt Red said. “However, having just launched Gwent on iOS, and with the Android version coming, the number of supported platforms would significantly increase.”

On Dec. 9, console players will be able to begin transferring their account data — ornaments, Meteorite Powder for Xbox One players, currencies, cards, deck lists, levels, ranks, Thronebreaker rewards, and contracts — console accounts to GOG accounts. CD Projekt Red noted that accounts won’t be “merged,” but rather copied over, which means Gwent progress can only be moved to GOG accounts that haven’t played Gwent yet.

(PlayStation 4 players can transfer everything except Meteorite Powder, which is used for crafting. CD Projekt Red didn’t say why, other than the transfer from PlayStation 4 to GOG is “not possible.” If you’ve got Meteorite Powder, you’ll want to spend it before you transfer, else you’ll lose it.)

Players have six months to transfer their accounts.

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