CD Projekt Red has been working away on its standalone version of Gwent ever since development wrapped up on The Witcher 3. The game evolved from being a simple spin-off to being its own huge project, complete with a single-player campaign. The scope has grown once again, as Gwent’s campaign mode, ‘Thronebreaker’, will now be a 30-hour long RPG.
CD Projekt Red has often impressed with its efforts. The older Witcher games both received huge updates post-release and The Witcher 3 upped the ante with its two expansions. The studio will be surpassing expectations once again with Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.
As part of CD Projekt’s latest financial earnings report, it was revealed that the game has evolved into a standalone title with a 30-hour RPG campaign complete with choices and consequences. In-game actions will also be decided by the outcome of Gwent games, so it all ties back together. Thronebreaker will be available separately, so you won’t need to install the Gwent client to play through it.
A release date for Thronebreaker has not been announced yet. However, the game is on track to launch alongside Gwent, which is currently undergoing a big rework based on fan feedback. Currently, the two games are targeting a Q4 release.
KitGuru Says: CD Projekt Red changed a little too much for my liking when it comes to Gwent. However, the studio seems to be getting things back on track and Thronebreaker already sounds very exciting. Have many of you been playing the standalone version of Gwent? Will you be jumping in for the Thronebreaker campaign?