CD Projekt Red Emphasized RPG Elements of Thronebreaker

Putting all of the cards on the table.

During a recent Twitch Stream, CD Projekt Red announced that they would be dropping Gwent from the title of their single-player Gwent-based RPG in favour of a new title: Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. While the majority of the stream focused on Cyberpunk’s development, thanks to the r/gwent Sub-Reddit page, we have some notable bullet points about Thronebreaker to chew on.

Let’s dive in.

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a single-player RPG experience which uses the Gwent trading card game systems to determine the outcome of in-game decisions. However, CD Projekt Red emphasized that Thronebreaker is not solely a trading card game (TCG). With around thirty hours of gameplay teased, their intentions are to make a standalone experience that tells a story first while leveraging TCG systems.

During the stream, a question was asked about Gwent-based currencies transferring to in-game purchases within Thronebreaker. CD Projekt Red emphasized that these will be two separate games. While Gwent caters to TCG fans, Thronebreaker will appeal more to those interested in stories within the Witcher universe.

The team plans for Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales to launch in parallel with the official 1.0 launch of Gwent on the same platforms that Gwent is currently available on – PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. 

While we do not have an official release date, there has been some speculation that a potential release of Gwent content in October could mark the launch of Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales as well.

Are you looking forward to some new Witcher lore? Let us know in the comments below.

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Born in the heyday of mullets and the El Camino to a tech-foward family, Damien (a.k.a. Dame, PastorDame) quickly embraced the reality that “normal” is just a setting on a dryer. Damien is a pastor by trade and loves talking with anyone who is interested about life, God, and video games (in no particular order) - so, much so, that he and fellow MMORPG/GameSpace writer Matt Keith (Nexfury) create a podcast dedicated to that conversation. At the end of the day, Damien is a guy who loves his wife, his Mini Schnoodle, and crafting gourmet bowls of Mac N’ Cheese.

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