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The Witcher Adventure Game coming to PC, signups live for closed multiplayer beta

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt isn't the only big news to come out of CD Projekt Red's Summer Conference. The studio also announced that it's now accepting applications for a closed multiplayer beta test of The Witcher Adventure Game.

The Witcher 3 Adventure Game isn't actually an "adventure" in the conventional videogame sense, but rather a board game, which CD Projekt announced earlier this year. Except now it's on your PC. So it's a board game videogame... adventure game. Anyway, the closed beta is scheduled to start soon, and while The Witcher Adventure Game will offer a single-player mode, the beta will be strictly multiplayer. Signups are being taken now at the newly-announced GOG Galaxy (opens in new tab) – read more about that here if you haven't already – and through that, it will support cross-platform play between GOG and Steam.

Rather surprisingly in this day and age, it will not be a free-to-play game but will carry a conventional price tag instead, although what that price will be hasn't yet been revealed. However, anyone who preorders The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt through GOG (opens in new tab) will be given two keys granting access to the beta. The Witcher Adventure Game is slated to launch later this year for the PC and Mac.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.