Recent job listings at The Molasses Flood suggest the studio could be working on a multiplayer Witcher spin-off.
In October 2021, the CD Projekt group announced the acquisition of The Molasses Flood: an emerging studio responsible for popular independent titles such as Drake Hollow Y The flame in the flood. In the final paragraph of the accompanying press release, it was revealed that the newly acquired studio would be independently working on an “ambitious project” based on one of CD Projekt’s existing IPs. Naturally, this led to a flurry of speculation.
Since the only notable IPs associated with the Polish powerhouse are The Wizard Y cyberpunk 2077, most assumed that the project in question must be connected to one of the two. Because the first one is the most popular franchise and already has a kind of extended universe, The Wizard seemed to be the strongest candidate, and recent job listings from the studio further support this claim.
Molasses Flood is currently looking to hire a multiplayer designer to work on a game created with the Unreal Engine based on a CD Projekt IP. The listing suggests it will be a system-heavy action game with a heavy emphasis on multiplayer combat and procedural generation of some kind. Similar openings in the company point to the game having a leveling system and non-player enemies, as well as a mix of armed and unarmed combat.
This is not the only evidence pointing to a multiplayer mode. sorcerer the game is in process either. In a Q&A session late last year, CD Projekt Chairman and Joint CEO Adam Kiciński reconfirmed that the company is looking to bring multiplayer to both its cyberpunk 2077 Y The Wizard franchises in the years to come. With a free multiplayer update for the former beginning development well before last year’s takeover was confirmed, it seems quite plausible that The Molasses Flood project could be the multiplayer one. sorcerer experience that Kiciński was referring to.
If this ends up being the case, the news will likely be welcomed by fans of the series, many of whom have discussed the possibility of a multiplayer mode. sorcerer game in the past. Of course, some have questioned whether the addition of online multiplayer could somehow dilute The Wizardtried and tested formula, but knowing that the witcher 4 is also under development should help alleviate these concerns.
From CD Projekt’s perspective, the idea of bringing multiplayer to the franchise via a standalone spin-off before implementing it into a mainline entry arguably makes a lot of sense. Doing so would allow the company to figure out what exactly an online multiplayer mode is. sorcerer could watch the game without having to compromise the integrity of the witcher 4.
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