Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will be the first RPG in The Witcher franchise since the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt when it releases in October. Thronebreaker was originally the single-player story mode for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. Last month, CD Projekt Red announced that it would be released as a standalone RPG. In a recent interview with PCGamesN, the game’s director explained how “The Witcher Tales” could become an ongoing series.
Could The Witcher Tales Extend Beyond Thronebreaker?
During that same interview, Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, the director of Thronebreaker, explained why the studio chose Queen Meve as the game’s protagonist. He also covered some of the realms which will appear in Thronebreaker, which have never before been shown in a Witcher game. At the end of the interview, Tomaszkiewicz explained what the relevance of the game’s subtitle was. According to the director, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything greater yet. However, “The Witcher Tales,” could become the name of a series if the fans enjoy Thronebreaker.
“Of course if people enjoy this project,” says Tomaszkiewicz; “if people enjoy Thronebreaker we will think of making more. This will be an idea but we will see how it is received, and we’d be thrilled to make more games in the Witcher universe. Of course if we do, those would feature different protagonists and different factions because this one is Northern Realms.”
Of course, Gwent features several different factions, including the Scoia’tael, Nilfgaard, and Skellige. With Thronebreaker casting the player as a leader of the Northern Realms, future titles could explore other factions. Thronebreaker will tell the story of Queen Meve; one of the monarchs of the Northern Realms, sometime prior to the events of The Witcher 3. Geralt of Rivia does feature in the game’s promotional material. However, it’s currently unknown what the Witcher’s role will be in the game.