Developer and publisher CD Projekt has announced that they have acquired Bosten-based developer The Molasses Flood, known for developing such games as The Flame In The Flood and Drake Hollow. As part of this announcement, it was stated that the studio will now be working on an “ambitious” project in conjunction with The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red using an IP owned by the company.
The Molasses Flood, a video games development studio located in Boston, joins CD PROJEKT Group. Welcome to the family!
— CD PROJEKT RED (@CDPROJEKTRED) October 22, 2021
CD Projekt president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński stated on Friday:
We’re always on the lookout for teams who make games with heart. The Molasses Flood shares 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.
Forrest Dowling, Studio Head at The Molasses Flood, 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.
While it was stated that The Molasses Flood will be working in close cooperation with Red, it was noted that they will maintain their independence and identity moving forward. Outside of the fact it will use an existing IP, the project remains to be seen, as both studios are offering no additional insight at this time.
On the converse side, CD Projekt Red is planned to undergo a transformation next year, dubbed “Red 2.0”. They will begin developing AAA titles and expansions simultaneously, starting with the next-gen The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 upgrades.