CD Projekt RED has finally released more details about the various Gwent spinoff card games they’re making.
In a recent video update from the devs, the release dates for both the multiplayer and singleplayer versions of the popular card-battler were announced.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is finally coming out of beta. The full version, including the massive Homecoming update, releases October 23 on PC through GOG, and December 4 on PS4, and Xbox One. The singleplayer version, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, will land on the same days.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game was originally conceived as a hybrid release containing both the singleplayer and multiplayer elements in the same release. The decision was made while the original game was still in open beta to separate the two games into distinct products. This would allow for a much better focus among the team members working on the games, as it would allow for a much tighter focus on the mechanics and narrative development for both games.
And even though the singleplayer version was delayed last year, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. We just have to hope that the game lives up to the hype.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales follows Meve, queen of the Northern Realms Lyria, and Rivia, who is currently under siege by Nilfgaardian forces. The player must not only win tactical battles via the card game mechanics, but partake in strategic development of their forces over the course of a prolonged war. And in true Witcher fashion, the characters and narrative will drive the experience in the singleplayer variant. Current expectations are that the campaign will take about 30 hours to fully complete, so settle in for the long haul.