Fans of hacking and slicing through AI monsters have sad news ahead as another Witcher spin-off heads off into the sunset.

As we prepare for the card game Gwent to leave the hands of the developer, CD Projekt RED isn't done playing with our emotionless hero. The team behind The Witcher: Monster Slayer has officially announced (opens in a new tab) that the game will be shutting down on June 30, 2023.

“We are proud that we were able to create a location-based AR experience that captured what it was like to be a witcher in real life,” Spokko's rep wrote, “and gave the community a chance to battle Witcher monsters. world up close and personal.

Spokko, owned by CD Projekt RED, will also be shutting down, and PC Gamer reports (opens in a new tab) that the parent company ensures that many of its team members will be reassigned to other projects where possible. However, some job cuts are expected. Let's hope 2023 brings more happy news for the future of the Witcher family of games.

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The Witcher: Monster Slayer debuted in July 2021, and we at TRG are enjoying its unique combination of Pokémon Go and Elder Scrolls. That being said, he should have an unusually short lifespan for a virtually immortal warlock.

The Spokko team thanked their player base for their continued support. “This journey, full of quests, events, and adventures, would not have been possible without you. After all, together we have defeated more than 100 million monsters all over the world!"

The sad news comes from Gwent: The Witcher Card Game announcing that it will end its card pool in 2023. Upon completion, the developers will hand the reins over to players, allowing them to control the meta moving forward. Players will be able to use the in-game client to adjust the strength of each card, which could either shine with popularity in the long run or leave it dead in the water.

With five new Witcher games announced, including one with multiplayer capabilities, CD Projekt RED hopefully has better news up its sleeve. All these cutbacks should leave you open to focus on your bigger projects, but hopefully there won't be any nasty surprises in store.

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