Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher creator CD Projekt has acquired indie studio The Molasses Flood, which is able to now work on a brand new sport primarily based on considered one of CD Projekt’s IPs.
Introduced to traders at this time, 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 improvement unit, CD Projekt Pink, however will retain “full autonomy”.
The announcement talked about that The Molasses Flood “will work by itself venture primarily based on considered one of CD Projekt’s IPs.” That is probably a sport set inside the Witcher or Cyberpunk universes.
CD Projekt has beforehand stated that it’s going to developer AAA Witcher and Cyberpunk video games concurrently, ranging from 2022. It is not clear what property Molasses Flood will work with, nor if that is an extra venture on high of these deliberate developments – CD Projekt says it’s going to announce extra sooner or later.
Molasses Flood subsequently confirmed the information on Twitter, saying, “We get to construct a very new sport within the universe of an present CD Projekt IP, we get to rent much more people, advert we get to maintain making video games primarily based on the identical rules which have all the time guided us: making video games with coronary heart constructed on wealthy gameplay techniques.”
Thrilling information for us at this time! We have joined the CD PROJEKT household, and are engaged on a venture inside considered 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 might retain its title, 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 looking out for groups who make video games with coronary heart. The Molasses Flood share our ardour for online game improvement, they’re skilled, quality-oriented, and have nice technological perception. I’m satisfied they’ll convey plenty of expertise and dedication to the Group.”
The Molasses Flood has beforehand created The Flame within the Flood and Drake’s Hole, each of which centered on survival components, albeit with very completely different approaches. Members of the Molasses Flood crew had beforehand made BioShock, Halo 2, and Rock Band earlier than creating the indie developer.
Earlier than we get to any new video games, CD Projekt continues to be engaged on next-gen upgrades for each Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – each of which have been recently delayed to 2022. Main expansions are attributable to observe for Cyberpunk at a later date.