CD Projekt has announced they have acquired indie developer The Molasses Flood, who has previously released Drake Hollow and The Flame in the Flood.
The news comes after being revealed to investors, revealing that CD Projekt purchased the Boston-based studio, The Molasses Flood confirmed the news and revealed it will retain its autonomy going forward, foregoing any mergers of the teams. Furthermore, the studio will work on its own projects based on one of CD Projekt’s IPs. No details were shared but promised to be announced in the future.
“We’re always on the lookout for teams who make games with heart,” says Adam Kiciński, President and Joint CEO, CD Projekt. “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.”
Exciting news for us today! We've joined the CD PROJEKT family, and are working on a project within one of their existing universes 😍🤯 pic.twitter.com/8jhWylIfKh
— The Molasses Flood (@molassesflood) October 22, 2021
“From the inception of The Molasses Flood, it was our goal to create games that touch and inspire people,” says Forrest Dowling, Studio Head at The Molasses Flood. “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.”
The studio’s announcement on Twitter mentioned that it’ll add “a CD Projekt Studio” when communication going forward.
The Molasses Flood has worked on games centring on survival and the studio is composed of veterans who previously worked on BioShock, Halo 2, and Rock Band. This week CD Projekt delayed the next-gen updates of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 to next year.