Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, the long-awaited story mode to CD Projekt RED’s Gwent game, might end up opening the doors to more Witcher games if it turns out to be successful. The game, which is an adventure RPG with Gwent being used as its “combat engine”, is coming out October 23.
The game will apparently be offering 30 hours of story and gameplay as you take on the role of Queen Meve of Lyria and Rivia, one of the many Northern Kingdoms in the original Witcher books. It’s likely that the game will focus on the Second Nilfgaardian War, where her kingdom was conquered, driving her into the wilderness to lead guerrillas against Nilfgaard’s armies.
It was Meve that actually gave Geralt his title “of Rivia”, knighting him for his valor in a battle against Nilfgaard during his adventures. We might even be fighting this battle through Gwent, especially since Geralt and his friends are already cards in the actual Gwent game.
Mateusz Tomaskiewicz, the game’s director, said that if Thronebreaker sells well then there’s the possibility that they’ll make more Witcher games in the future. So far, this style of game is a proof of concept, so if you end up enjoying it make sure to tell someone at CDPR about how much you enjoy it if you want more.
Considering that CD Projekt RED wrapped up the story of Geralt and Ciri with the original trilogy of games, in order to make additional games taking place in that universe it’s likely that they’re going to have to dig into the history of the setting a bit more as well. While this doesn’t necessarily mean we might be getting a Witcher: Total War sometime in the future, the possibility of more Witcher games on the horizon is still an interesting one.
Once again, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will be releasing on October 23 for the PC, and on December 4 for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.