From Gwent to Thronebreaker | PS4


When we started working on
Witcher 3, we thought that we should
experiment with some other kind of
minigame. There was this card game
mentioned in the books, called Gwent,
that the dwarves were playing. Throughout the Witcher trilogy, there has always been a game
within the game. But the Witcher 3 introduced
an original game called Gwent. Inspired by collectible
card games, this turn-based game of strategy
and chance quickly resonated with players. We actually got a lot of
messages from our fans, both to the tech support
and comments on YouTube, on Facebook, for Gwent
to become a standalone game. They liked it so much
within The Witcher that they wanted
to play more of it. And we thought, yeah,
let’s do it, let’s try it out. From its debut in the taverns
of the Witcher 3, it proved popular enough
to warrant its own standalone
multiplayer game: Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. – That was a good game.
– Yes. However, in a world
as big as The Witcher’s, there are many more stories
beyond the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, and CD Projekt Red saw Gwent as a completely unique way
of telling a brand new tale. What was once intended to be
a single player mode for Gwent grew to become a standalone game
in its own right. And Thronebreaker:
The Witcher Tales was born. Thronebreaker is an RPG game
set in The Witcher universe that utilizes card game
mechanics to show battles, but of course it still has
difficult choices with consequences,
interesting characters, and grim and gritty stories. Thronebreaker tells the tale
of Queen Meve, war veteran and ruler
of Lyria and Rivia. Faced with the threat of the
ruthless Nilfgaardian Empire, the proud leader must again
prepare for war. Meve is such a different
character from Geralt. She’s a queen of Lyria
and Rivia. She is faced with all these
different kinds of dilemmas compared to what Geralt
had to decide between. Gwent is only one aspect
of Thronebreaker. When Meve isn’t battling, she’s exploring a painterly
world of diverse locations, conversing with a wide cast of
new and familiar characters, and recruiting new units
for the war ahead. We first thought about how to
build narration in that game, and since it’s simpler game
than The Witcher was, it’s not fully 3D, we felt that the form of
storybook would actually fit in
very nicely. What Thronebreaker shares
in common with The Witcher is a sense of genuine
consequence. As a queen,
Meve’s decisions are judged by her subjects
and her soldiers, which can completely change the
way she is perceived as a ruler. Meve can also recruit
companions, her relationship with whom
is ever perilous. So if they disagree with
something that Meve did, they will basically leave you. There are situations
where they can die, so this is also something
to consider. It impacts the way her kingdom
will be shaped in the end. With a story that
will take some players over 30 hours to complete, fully voiced narration
and dialogue, and gameplay
that takes its influences from both The Witcher and Gwent, Thronebreaker on PS4 is an RPG
unlike any other. But a lot of people
who played the game felt that they had
this syndrome of “Just one more Gwent battle,
just one more dialogue.” And it pushes you forward, and I think that in general, we want to achieve
when we make games. We want players
to have fun with it and to want to play more of it.

100 comments

  • adolf hitler

    Who wants witcher 4?

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  • flash

    I don't like card games but I love Qwent more than some AAA games. 🙂

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  • Marc LS

    Don't think it's Witcher 4, waaaaay too early for that, it's most likely for CP2077.

    But who knows? I've always dreamed about a Witcher 1 + 2 remaster!

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  • Bleidd

    My journey is not over yet, i have many worlds to explore and women to meet.

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  • J Lat

    Big push coming. Hype train starting

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  • xVicious Knightx

    I didn't recognize & thought this was something important.😂😂

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  • josh ch

    Lol this video is like "Please guys, buy Thronebreaker"

    I've definitely been meaning to, thanks for the reminder

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  • redd 77

    I smell something for cyberpunk

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  • SmashingSnow

    Imagine the backlash if Cyberpunk 2077 turned out to be bad.

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  • G Sir杨

    Classic game series stories are endless.

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  • Riguel972

    Are they starting teasing something for CP 2077 ? Or a Witcher Trilogy remaster ?

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  • Mateus Inácio

    Verry nice

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  • TallulahSoie

    CDPR is the only company I still respect.

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  • Scar-h Face

    We want a Witcher trilogy with 1 and 2 beeing remastered !

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  • Vasilis The Hoonter

    I just want Witcher 1 and 2 for PS4

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  • Luis Ureña

    I'm just finishing the last expansion of the Witcher 3. This is gonna be the next one!

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  • Ghost Hunter

    I HATE GWENT lol

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  • Hoorkie

    Thronebreaker is such an underrated game. Give it a chance, you can skip card battles…

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  • Ahmar Camacho

    Thronebreaker is a S tier game, if you enjoy the witcher world and like gwent, please support

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  • Stereo Flava

    Day 1 Origins of CDPR
    Day 2 Witcher series
    Day 3 Gwent/Thronebreaker
    Day 4 CYBERPUNK 2077!!

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  • Clanisha Miller

    After cyber punk, i hope witcher 4 becomes a thought

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  • Luckerz

    If only we could get Witcher 4…😔

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  • onion ring

    I'm confused because they reveled cyberpunk 2077 at the Xbox e3 press conference now Geralt keeps saying ps4 so who's CD project red sideing with btw I'm a ps4 owner..?

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  • Tilen

    Epic! Keep em coming! 2077 here we come!

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  • TheNocturnal

    Geralt and Adam Jensen should get together for a drink and just talk….jeez both their voices are quite something.

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  • katsupoi

    why is cdpr making these kinds of videos all of a sudden? 🤔

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  • Bruce

    2077 tomorrow!

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  • Ian Chandler

    I doubt very much the developers have been to the real Gwent. I don't think it's all that mystical in real life. At least not these days!

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  • DBR X

    come on something wrong here . 3 CDPR videos in a week… and all about witcher… Need to prepare my money cause something is coming

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  • Salvador Carreño

    CD proyect are the best!

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  • Matthew - san

    Is that David Hayter narrating!? Or a David Hayter imitator?? Whatever the case, I would really like to play this game. Looks right up my alley, even though I've never played any of the other Witcher games. This one may be my entry point!

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  • Farisyal B.K

    this is more like mobile game . .

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  • Solid Mike

    Let's lay'em down

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  • Adam Morawiec

    Gwent best card game atm

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  • Anthony D

    Is Playstation and CD Project Red Up to something?? What could it be?

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  • Jack-O10

    I can’t believe how awesome these video’s are. Thronebreaker is incredible and I can’t wait for the next adventure.

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  • BowlOfRice

    this is an exclusive? dumb

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  • Aravalien Fenumiel

    Mateusz is super cute <3

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  • Jalahl

    We need a mobile gwent game

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  • Sakkarin kaeoli

    i'm glad i bought physical dlc that come with physical Gwent cards. big fan off gwent in the witcher 3.

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  • Azmal Hossain

    We want witcher inside cyberpunk2077

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  • SuperOriginalName

    The game in the books was called Barrel wasn’t it? Or maybe it was Gwent in Poland. Anyone know?

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  • GreenFinch

    Oh no… I just finished my second play. And now I want to play it again.

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  • Arcode42

    Witcher trilogy rereleased? 4K60FPS on PS5??? Witcher 4 confirmed??????

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  • Sentry Bot

    Seeing some comments wanting remaster of TW1 and 2 is cringy af.

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  • Sherwin Sumaya

    Lol… card games I want more actions than playing those cards.

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  • SenseiKisame

    Plzzzzzz just bring it on Switch :O

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  • Manuel

    Make it mobile

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  • justice4germans

    man I hate Geralt's voice

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  • Lechia Gdansk Indonezji

    Please make gwent online game for android 🙏🙏🙏

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  • Игровой эксперт

    Хуууууйня!

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  • Mozek Mrn

    The main question is though why does everybody pronounce it as Gwent if it's Gweent

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  • KASISQURDA

    gwent multiplayer on steam please?

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  • VithMB

    I only play The Witcher 3 cause of the Gwent quests

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  • Leopold

    What…? This is so dumb.

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  • kevin mole

    this is all with Sony as well and i read in the sunday times culture magazine that cdpr and sony were in talks about something i read it about 6 months ago and a person from Sony its a lady has gone to work with cdpr ummm plot thickens

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  • Witchman

    Witcher 1 and 2 remastered

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  • Alperen Çetin

    Cyberpunk 2077 next!

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  • Mustafa Namir

    Where is Witcher 4

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  • Irvin Lira

    Anyone here thinks that a Witcher 4 is possible in the future? I know they said Geralt’s story is done, but it would be dumb not to go back to that world for the 4th installment especially after how the Witcher 3 was beloved by almost everyone

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  • Ben C

    I only play Witcher for Gwent

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  • Naitsabes 48

    Ok,PlayStation tell me…Witcher 4?

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  • Jon Snow

    01:03 Is it just me or does this Ciri sound different

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  • ؟ ؟

    I’m no game card player BUT that is really cool characters

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  • The One True King

    Gwint*

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  • Fordzy

    Such a underrated game.

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  • Evilo Lio

    Weird I actually hated Gwent 🤔

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  • Potpot Fabros

    just here to say, more throne-breaker like games please 😀

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  • Duck9000

    Y’all should do a game that is like similar to darkest dungeon.

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  • Zack Attack

    Literally just bought thronebreaker a couple days ago and I love it

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  • Afeigned Goat

    Thronebreaker was amazing from story to music to gameplay black rayla plus reynald is best

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  • Uwe Hausner

    I will play it!

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  • Alex Horsfall

    Just completed it yesterday, total playtime was 40 hours and I platinumed it. The game was incredible, writing and choices were the best I've seen Witcher 3 with genuine unforeseen consequences. I loved the characters and will remember them for a long time. The only downside is the game is quite buggy, experienced lots of crashes.

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  • xXYourhunterXx

    plasation and cdpr… PlayCDstation Red confirmed, it will obliterate playstation and xbox, maybe it'll be the Witcher station

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  • Mohd Ayyad

    Thronebreaker is an amazing game. Hope we get some more Witcher Tales in the future.

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  • ControlLingOo

    Marketing Push for CP2077 and PS5 ? (Remember the early PS4 controller reveal 20.Feb. 2013)

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  • Thomas Mills Music

    I LOVE GWENT!

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  • CurseTheCosmos

    As someone who would couldn't be bothered with Gwent in The Witcher 3, Thronebreaker completely changed my mind. It's just as immersive and compelling as the mainline games. I genuinely could not put the game down. I needed to know what was going to happen next and how my actions would effect the world around me. A definite achievement and a show of typical high quality from CDPR.

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  • SA

    MORE!

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  • Ariel Proskurov

    Please be witcher 1&2 for PS4

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  • K8nk

    I don't like Gwent, but I bought thronebreaker for the story and to support CDPR

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  • Nic Delos Reyes

    Please make a Gwent for Android and iOS!! 🍷

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  • The Traveler

    0:03 – 0:07
    Hmmm… GWENT!

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  • Arturius

    So is this what the original gwent game turned into? Or is it still in development

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  • Kenneth Princesa

    Downloaded 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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  • Lucas Amaral

    I beg you! Please mae another game like Thronebreaker!

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  • Yixe

    Graphics are bad…

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  • The_Drop Bear

    Throne breaker was amazing

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  • Soviet Camel

    CD Project Red, please please always use Geralts voice actor for every project you work on.

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  • DramaticFool

    Well before the Homecoming update i used to stay up all night playing Gwent. I used to get so excited whenever i got a new card or keg. When i did hear about Homecoming and Thronebreaker i was soo excited too thinking it'd be more of the same thing. That sadly was not the case. I hated the new update. It COMPLETELY changed the game. I really tried to give it a chance for a whole week. But i just didn't seem to like it at all which made me uninstall the game at once. I guess all i have now are my my memories of extreme joy playing (while mostly losing) the older version. Thank you, CDPR, for ruining one of my once favorite multiplayer games

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  • Jevon Walcott

    They just gonna ignore the fact that they turned Gwent into a crapstorm after Thronebreaker?

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  • King 1

    Pleasee Witcher 4 or introduce a new Witcher, I need my Witcher fix and this can’t do it.

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  • Heathen Heather

    Give me Garett or give me death……. Hint*** hint ***make The Witcher 1 and 2 available on the PS4 *** I will throw my money at you . I will beg you to take it…….

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  • Nino Cruz

    Just started playing Witcher 3 and on my 4th replay on DeathMarch. I used to hate the Gwent sidequests but grew to love the card game.
    Loving the Lore! I'm def getting Thronebreaker Thronebreaker & cant wait the Netflix series.
    Take my money CD Projekt!

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  • Gabriel3Gamu

    What if they bring Witcher 1 and 2 to PS4. One can only dream

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  • Garrett Webster

    Bring Gwent to mobile !!!!

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  • Vorzel _

    I don't like card games so I just skipped all of it in Witcher 3.

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  • The Chosen One

    Just make The Witcher 4 ALREADYYYYY

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  • michael douglas

    Thronebreaker has an awesome story that sometime I think it's wasted on a 2D card game. It could be made into a witcher 3 spinoff serie with the gwent game still in it and that would be awesome

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  • VersionBest

    It took me some time to fully grasp the ins and outs of Gwent in the Witcher 3 that I can say I've mastered the mechanics. In Thronebreaker they took away the 3rd row for siege weapons and the mechanics is a little different. I like the old mechanics better.

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