The Witcher 3 news - Gwent update incoming

The Witcher 3 may have been out for months and already released its 16 extra free bits of DLC but that doesn't mean things are slowing down.

In fact, with two paid DLC expansions on the way in the coming months, the work is only just beginning for developer CD Project RED. They're going to want to keep everything about the game as fresh as possible in players minds in order to get the maximum sign up to the additional content - and we're just fine with that.

To that end, the developers have been teasing some big news for Gwent fans. Gwent is the card game which was invented for The Witcher 3 and which you can spend many hours playing in game. An update is coming but we don't know exactly what that means. Could they be spinning it off as a standalone game or app? Or getting more cards to enjoy in this massive world? Time will tell.

At PAX Prime the company also confirmed that the first expansion pack - called Hearts of Stone - is all but ready ahead of its release in October. That ensures a good amount of time for polishing, something which is always important in an open world game. Here's the synopsis for the add on:

"Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new 10-hour adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass. Caught in a thick tangle of deceit, Geralt will need all his cunning and strength to solve the mystery and emerge unscathed."

Hearts of Stone arrives in October 2015. A second expansion follows in early 2016.

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