CD Projekt Red on Project 2022, Molasses Flood on Existing IP

Yesterday, CD Projekt Red held a launch event to wrap up fiscal 2021, revealing new sales totals for The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 franchises. The slides contain a full-page summary of what the company will be doing in 2022, some of which we already know but some new information to glean from it.

The first few items on our 2022 to-do list are things we already know. The Cyberpunk 2077 expansion is in the works and will be in development this year, but it won’t see the bright lights of Night City until its 2023 release, as announced on the CDPR Twitter account and on the same earnings call That way. In addition, the Witcher series got a new entry and a new engine in Unreal 5, and the studio will continue to work on improving cyberpunk — no surprise. CDPR has announced this week that it will take on the development of the next-generation upgrade for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, leaving collaborator Sabre Interactive on the port.

What’s not known is the ongoing project at The Molasses Flood, and while we don’t have the full picture, things have become clearer. According to a presentation on the earnings call, the newly acquired Boston studio behind The Flame and the Flood is working on a project in CD Projekt’s existing IP. We’ll report on what the game is as more information comes to light.

Like the first part of the slide, the rest is expected to be done by CDPR this year. In January, the company announced a spin-off of the single-player Gwent: The Cards game, which will launch this year, while both the original single-player version of Gwent and the augmented reality mobile wizard game The Witcher: Monster Slayer will continue to receive support. Finally, the CD Project will work on “conceptual and research work on unannounced projects.”

We look forward to learning more about what The Molasses Flood does and which CDPR IPs it belongs to. In which world would you like to see the team build the game? Let us know in the comments below!