The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had a mini game in it called Gwent. It was a small card game that the developers put in to the latest installation of CD Projekt Red's Witcher series. When it came out, the game absolutely hit it off, and fans sent numerous messages to the team asking for a full game of just Gwent.
Recently, a closed beta for the standalone card game just ended. So the developers decided to disseminate that information and shut things down for a while. Nah, I'm just kidding! They've opened the flood gates, and turned it into a public beta so anyone can get a taste of Gwent.
“Public Beta is an important step towards GWENT’s final release,” said Marcin Iwiński, co-founder of CD PROJEKT RED. “We’re opening the gates to everyone who wanted to play, but didn’t make it into the Closed Beta, and — at the same time — we’re introducing some pretty significant content and gameplay changes like adding animated versions of cards for every card in the game, new starter decks, or how weather cards work. I’m extra curious how all of the community feedback we’ve incorporated will resonate with both current players and those who’re just starting. Please keep the feedback coming, we’re listening!”
Gwent is being developed for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and the beta can be played on any of those systems as well.