The closed beta of CD Projekt RED's collectible card game has been delayed to give the developer "some extra time."
Ever since CD Projekt RED announced that the Gwent card game from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was rumored as a standalone release, people have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the game. After it was announced at E3, CD Projekt said that it was planning a closed beta sometime in September. Today, the developer announced that it was pushing that beta back to October 25.
In a press release, CD Projekt said that they needed more time on the game. "Unfortunately, we feel we need some extra time with the game before we hand it off to you for testing. We know we can make a first impression only once, and want to be sure everything is ready before we blast off," the developer wrote. "Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline. Still, that doesn't mean we don't realize that delays can be disappointing, and we apologize for making you wait."
While delays like this are always disappointing, CD Project is a developer that has earned the trust of many gamers, so it's unlikely there will be too much made of this delay. If you haven't signed up for the beta yet, you can get that done at the official Gwent website.