The single-player story marketing campaign for Gwent, Thronebreaker, has been pushed again, CD Projekt Red announced yesterday. The studio is now aiming for 2018. The excellent news is that the scope of the marketing campaign is being expanded, and the “tempo” of multiplayer updates can also be being elevated.
“Expect content additions,” say the builders, “like cards, challenges, vanity items, but also game patches, and balance tweaks to be published more frequently.”
I wouldn’t usually be all that enthused a couple of CCG marketing campaign — although Blizzard has proved there’s a marketplace for them with Hearthstone’s adventures — however then Gwent isn’t your regular CCG, by advantage of being a Witcher spin-off with a number of of The Witcher 3 writing crew working their magic.
Thronebreaker weaves a yarn concerning the warrior queen of the Northern Realms, Meve. With an enemy invasion on her doorstep, she units out on a journey of “destruction and revenge”. CDPR guarantees multi-layered characters, a choice-driven story and the power to form the lives of each Meve and the individuals beneath her rule. In a nutshell, it appears like what you’d anticipate from The Witcher studio, however inside a CCG as a substitute of a gargantuan RPG.
It boasts aspect quests, the power to discover new elements of The Witcher’s world through an interactive map and technique options like useful resource administration, recruitment and unit improvement. The playing cards will likely be completely different too, crafted particularly for the single-player story. And that is all info from earlier than the scope was elevated — what CDPR are including isn’t but clear.
Thronebreaker is due out subsequent 12 months, and that’s when Gwent will likely be leaving beta, too. In the meantime, Gwent remains to be in open beta, and you may obtain it here. Or, when you hate experiencing issues for your self, Martin gave us his early impressions of the bluffing and card-swapping.