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Gwent card game gets standalone spin-off from The Witcher 3

Fan favourite in-game game Gwent is now its own online card game for consoles and PCs.

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It was arguably one of gaming's worst kept secrets, but during Microsoft's Xbox press conference Monday at E3 2016 it was made official: Gwent is now a standalone game.

Originating as a card game in The Witcher 3 video game, it was a fan favourite element. Developer CD Projekt Red said the team was inundated with requests for standalone version of Gwent.

Well, they've delivered. Gwent will have redesigned look but feature the same complex gameplay. A beta test is starting soon and a September launch is planned for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with full cross-platform play.

CD Projekt Red later expanded a little, confirming that there would be a single-player story mode, as well as both friendly and ranked matches.

Check out Gamespot for some in-depth Gwent impressions.