CD Projekt has acquired American studio The Molasses Flood, the Boston-based developer best known for roguelike The Flame in the Flood and cooperative village-building game Drake Hollow.
According to CD Projekt, The Molasses Flood will be working in close cooperation with CD Projket Red on “its own ambitious project” which is based on one of CDP’s existing IPs, which suggests it’s working on some kind of spin-off set in either The Witcher or Cyberpunk 2077 universe.
“We’re always on the lookout for teams who make games with heart,” said CD Projekt president Adam Kicińsk in a prepared statement.
“The Molasses Flood share our passion for video game development, they’re experienced, quality-oriented, and have great technological insight. I’m convinced they will bring a lot of talent and determination to the Group.”
The Molasses Flood’s studio head Forrest Dowling added: “From the inception of The Molasses Flood, it was our goal to create games that touch and inspire people.
“When CD Projekt approached us about the possibility of working together, we saw an incredible opportunity to reach a much wider audience through a collaboration with a company we love, creating games in worlds we love. We could not be more excited to continue our mission with the support of CD Projekt and their incredibly talented team.”
Earlier this week CD Projekt delayed the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of both Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to 2022.
In a statement published on Wednesday, the company said the decision was based on “recommendations supplied by persons supervising development”. It added: “Apologies for the extended wait, but we want to make it right.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is now scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2022 and The Witcher 3 is planned for the second quarter of 2022. Both games were originally due later this year.