We're still waiting on a release date for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game on PlayStation 4; last we heard, developer CD Projekt Red said it will be released when it's ready. Can't argue with that. Well, the team certainly hasn't been resting on its laurels as it today announced a new game mode for its upcoming free-to-play card collecting title. 

Anyone who has previously played Blizzard Entertainment's Hearthstone is likely to feel right at home with Gwent's newly announced Arena mode. After an initial buy-in fee, which can be paid using real money or earned in-game currency, you will begin your arena run with the deck building process. This revolves around selecting one card from a choice of four until you have a full deck. You then use this deck in a series of player-versus-player matches that allow you to earn rewards of increasing value the further you go. Win nine matches and you'll be rewarded with a random legendary card. 

This all sounds like a fine way of getting us hooked. We remember spending far more time than we like to admit playing Gwent as a side-course in the magnificent The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

But what do you think of it? Are you excited for Gwent on PS4? And what about this mode, in particular? Have a closer look at how it works in the video above, and let us know what you think in the comments below. 

[source youtube.com]