The Witcher Adventure Game

Sounds like Cyberpunk 2077 decided against multiplayer

Witcher encouraging words to hear.

There's been the suggestion of multiplayer in CD Projekt Red's new game Cyberpunk 2077 for a while. In 2013, studio head Adam Badowski even told me "we're going to add multiplayer features", although he also said "it will be a story-based RPG experience with amazing single-player playthroughs". Regardless, that was five years ago, and a lot has happened since then.

It's been a great year for Witcher 3 dev CD Projekt. Now what?

Witcher expansion! Cyberpunk 2077! And... virtual reality?

It's been a brilliant financial year for CD Projekt, crowned by the release of The Witcher 3, a critical and commercial success that has propelled the Polish company to sales and revenue an order of magnitude higher than anything it's enjoyed before.

Playing The Witcher Adventure Game multiplayer beta

How would the grisly cinematic adventures of a mutant monster hunter called Geralt transpose to a board game? Could it cope with more than one lead character? Would it support drawn-out strategies? How would it work in turns? The questions were plenty - has The Witcher Adventure Game convincingly answered them?

In the closed beta the signs are promising; I've scratched the surface of deeper strategy and enjoyed the rich and pleasant company of the game. There's detail, personality and camaraderie as players chat between turns, talking of this and of that.

I'm not allowed to present the game in video because CD Projekt Red (The Witcher studio) isn't ready for that yet, but I can share screenshots and talk about my experience so far. Bear in mind that things will be honed, tweaked and changed as time goes on. I'm in early, so to speak. If you've pre-ordered The Witcher 3 on GOG, you'll probably find that you're invited to play too, so go check - more people are joining every day and the experience improves because of it.

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GoG announces Steam-like client GoG Galaxy

GoG announces Steam-like client GoG Galaxy

The Witcher board game is being adapted for PC, Mac & mobile.

Good Old Games is releasing its own Steam-esque client called GoG Galaxy.

Announced during CD Projekt Red's summer press conference, this client will be completely optional, so if you prefer to play your games offline, you can do that.

Better yet, it's DRM-free and supports cross-play with other portals, such as Steam.

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