When Polish development team CD Projekt Red released their highly successful Witcher 3, they probably didn’t realise that one small aspect of it would become as popular as the main quest itself. That is, the game of Gwent. Recently the team have announced that there will be a standalone game dedicated to the card game simply called Gwent: the Witcher Card Game. Now it seems they even want it to be cross-play between PS4 and Xbox One.
CD Projekt CEO Marcin Iwiński said in statement issued to IGN.
“Our upcoming Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will launch in closed beta for PC and Xbox One later this year, and Microsoft already confirmed Gwent’s cross-play feature not only between Xbox One and PC, but also other consoles if they allow it. We also do have a technical solution in place for PS4 and would love to add Sony’s platform to cross-play at the start of open beta. All we need is a green light from Sony.”
The team have noted that they already have a cross-play functionality set up and that they they just need the green light by Sony to do it.
The CEO of the company has noted that they believe that Rocket League will help their chances as it “paves the way,” for other titles to become cross-play between platforms. The company have also not ruled out the possibility of releasing the game for many other platforms: handheld, PC and others.
The team notify that Gwent will be released in a closed beta form later this year for Xbox and PS4 and this will assumedly give them the pointers they need to see if the game can launch cross-play and still be popular.
The team have also voiced their encouragement for other development teams to support cross-play as it shows that games are for gamers and not just for company profit. He noted that improving the community and making games accessible to all was a top priority for the team.