Gwent adding 30-hour long standalone RPG

From being a game within a game, to an impressive and hugely popular standalone title – Gwent has come a long way so far during its relatively short lifespan, and it seems CD Projekt Red have no intention of resting on their laurels.

During a financial results conference which the studio streamed live on Twitch, CD Projekt Red announced that the much anticipated ‘Thronebreaker’ expansion will be released as a standalone RPG alongside Gwent, and will not be the predicted Gwent story mode. The game will now be renamed ‘Thronebreaker: The Witchers Tales’

From the information we took from the conference, the game will be an RPG first and foremost, with card playing elements coming secondary; the complete opposite of what people would have predicted. Thronebreaker will feature RPG-like decision making, with combat and other mechanics revolving around the familiar card slinging action of Gwent.

Whilst Gwent will continue with its free-to-play model, Thronebreaker will be a separate retail release. No information on the price has been announced so far, but we think it’s fairly safe to say Thronebreaker will be released at a lower price than most full games.

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. We for one can’t wait.

Glen, or Gunna as he likes to refer to himself, is a lifelong gamer and slightly above average card player. When not on Hearthstone, you can normally find him racing ahead of his friends in games that feature loot drops. He's just not very good without the best gear...

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