Yeah, I agree. Not enough bucks in it for them with a limited market. Pity though.
I have been playing the Closed Beta of Gwent for the last few weeks. It actually just ended today and they are about to open the Public Beta on the 24th with a roll out of all new cards and effects. If you are a fan of Witcher 3 and liked the minigame Gwent then you will like this. They had a competition last weekend for just the closed Beta participants and the winner took home $60K! Small bikkies for some of the bigger esports (I know, I know) competitions, but I would be happy to win that.
I only started playing Witcher 3 this year and didn't even look at Gwent until after about 10 hours in, and that was only because I wanted to finish all the level relevant challenges. Once I had played it I was hooked and probably spent the next 3 hours of gaming just playing all the Gwent challenges I could, or visiting every shop keeper across the maps to buy what they had.
For such a simple game it is really challenging. A bit like a mix between Risk, Battleships, Chess and Poker. I like being able to bluff my opponent by playing a round as a misere by enticing them to play a few big cards, then end my turn so I have more cards to hammer them in the next round. Winning on the last card is great.
Well worth a look.