Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher creator CD Projekt has acquired indie studio The Molasses Flood, which is able to now work on a new recreation based mostly on one of CD Projekt’s IPs.
Announced to traders right this moment, CD Projekt introduced that it had purchased 60% of the Boston studio initially, and organised transactions to takeover the remaining 40% over time. The Molasses Flood will collaborate with CD Projekt’s growth unit, CD Projekt Red, however will retain “full autonomy”.
The announcement talked about that The Molasses Flood “will work on its personal mission based mostly on one of CD Projekt’s IPs.” That’s probably a recreation set throughout the Witcher or Cyberpunk universes.
CD Projekt has beforehand stated that it’ll developer AAA Witcher and Cyberpunk video games concurrently, ranging from 2022. It’s not clear what property Molasses Flood will work with, nor if that is an further mission on prime of these deliberate developments – CD Projekt says it would announce extra sooner or later.
Molasses Flood subsequently confirmed the information on Twitter, saying, “We get to construct a fully new recreation within the universe of an present CD Projekt IP, we get to rent a lot extra people, advert we get to maintain making video games based mostly on the identical ideas which have all the time guided us: making video games with coronary heart constructed on wealthy gameplay programs.”
Exciting information for us right this moment! We’ve joined the CD PROJEKT household, and are working on a mission inside one of their present universes 😍🤯 pic.twitter.com/8jhWylIfKh
— The Molasses Flood is hiring! (@molassesflood) October 22, 2021
The studio’s announcement additionally confirmed that it could retain its identify, however would add “a CD Projekt Studio” in most communication.
In a separate press launch, joint CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński stated, ““We’re all the time on the lookout for groups who make video games with coronary heart. The Molasses Flood share our ardour for online game growth, they’re skilled, quality-oriented, and have nice technological perception. I’m satisfied they’ll convey a lot of expertise and dedication to the Group.”
The Molasses Flood has beforehand created The Flame within the Flood and Drake’s Hollow, each of which centered on survival parts, albeit with very totally different approaches. Members of the Molasses Flood crew had beforehand made BioShock, Halo 2, and Rock Band earlier than creating the indie developer.
Before we get to any new video games, CD Projekt continues to be working on next-gen upgrades for each Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – each of which have been recently delayed to 2022. Major expansions are due to observe for Cyberpunk at a later date.