Gwent: The Witcher Card Game artwork showing off Geralt and Ciri

Despite going through multiple redesigns and many years of updates, it looks like CD Projekt Red's Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has not managed to capture a sizable enough playerbase to warrant pushing it further. As such, CDPR has now announced that they will be drastically slowing down development on Gwent in 2023 and beyond.

It's not all bad news, however, as CDPR is not actually looking to shut their card game down. Instead they're planning to release an additional 72 cards through 3 mini-expansions in 2023, after which they'll switch their focus to maintaining and rebalancing things with monthly, community-guided updates.

The exact details are still few and far between, but so far it looks like players will be able to vote on a variety of changes and thus steer the game in whichever direction the community as a whole wants. So even though Gwent won't be getting as much support as before, chances are it'll be in a healthy state for quite a few years to come.

CDPR is also working on a brand new progression system that will encourage players to experiment with different deck archetypes and ideas throughout each season. In other words, if you're willing to follow some deckbuilding restrictions in order to spice up the usual gameplay you'll be able to score some special prizes and achievements.

The final thing worth mentioning is that CDPR is not currently planning to run any organized events after 2023. That said, Gwent's tournament platform will continue to be available, so community-run events will still be possible even after CDPR has mostly stepped down.

You can read a little bit more about these changes, as well as the future of Gwent as a whole, over at the official website. Enjoy, and here's to hoping the community-run updates end up being a massive success!