CDPR's next Gwent game folds on PlayStation

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The Witcher 3 trophies? Check. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales trophies? Check. Gwent trophies? Discontinued, and — it seems — never again, as CD Projekt Red has confirmed with the news that the single-player Gwent spinoff, codenamed Project Golden Nekker, won't be on consoles.

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CDPR made it known to IGN that your filthy little Gwent habit won't be tolerated on console again. There is no release date for Project Golden Nekker — though it is coming this year — but Pawel Burza has confirmed that the release will be coming to PC, iOS, and Android.

Vladimir Tortsov, the game director, made a follow-up statement on the This Week in Gwent stream. He said: "With consoles, we left them for a reason. There was obviously some good about them otherwise it wouldn’t be released on consoles in the first place, but for live service games with frequent updates it was a really tough experience." Tortsov continued, "Overall, since we're not there, we're not planning to bring any of our spin-offs to consoles at this point."

Now, this Project Golden Nekker — the rudest codename we've heard in a while — hasn't really been talked about that much. Burza has said in the past that “It’s not another Witcher Tales [game] but something different... We’re aiming to provide a captivating single-player for players who prefer it over competitive multiplayer Gwent.”

Now, it's obviously a shame that we are not going to see Project Golden Nekker come to consoles; however, hear us out here, it makes more sense to us on phones or on the Vita. That being said, the other single-player release — Thronebreaker — was one of our favourite 2018 games on PS4, so we wouldn't say no to it on the big screen. Are you disappointed? Are you going to be playing on launch regardless? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.