Fans of hacking and cutting AI monsters have sad news as another The Witcher spin-off heads towards sunset.
As we prepare for The card game Gwent leaves the developer’s hands, CD Projekt RED is not done playing with our emotionless hero yet. The team behind The Witcher: Monster Slayer created e.g official announcement (opens in a new tab) that the game will close on June 30, 2023.
“We’re proud to have created a location-based AR experience that captured what it’s like to be a real-life witcher,” writes Spokko, “and gave the community a chance to fight the monsters of the Witcher world up close and personal.”
Spokko, owned by CD Projekt RED, is also closing down Computer gamer reporting (opens in a new tab) that the parent company is ensuring that many of its team members are transferred to other projects where possible. However, some job cuts are to be expected. Let’s hope 2023 brings happier news regarding the future of The Witcher family of games.
Put down your silver
The Witcher: Monster Slayer launched in July 2021, and we at TRG enjoyed its unique mix Pokémon Go meets the Elder Scrolls. That said, it has an uncharacteristically short lifespan for a virtually immortal witcher.
The Spokko team thanked its players for their continued support. “This journey, filled with quests, events and adventures, would not have been possible without you – after all, together we have defeated over 100 million monsters around the world!”
The sad news comes from Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, which announces that it will finalize its card pool in 2023. After its completion, the developers will hand over the reins to the players, allowing them to control the upcoming meta. Players will be able to use the in-game client to adjust the strength of each card, which can either be brilliant for its long-term popularity or leave it dead in the water.
With the announcement of five new The Witcher games, incl one with the possibility of multiplayerlet’s hope CD Projekt RED has some better news up its sleeve. All these cutbacks should allow them to focus on bigger projects, but hopefully not anymore unpleasant surprises in store.