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News video games 13 June 2022, 13:09

author: Przemyslaw Dygas

The Witcher or Cyberpunk? CD Projekt Owned Studio is Working on a Network Game

A studio owned by CD Projekt is working on a multiplayer game. It is supposed to use one of the Polish company's IPs.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • A studio owned by CD Projekt is working on a multiplayer game.
  • The title will use one of the established brands of the Polish developer.
  • This means we are talking about a multiplayer game set either in the universe of The Witcher or Cyberpunk 2077.

There have been some interesting job offers posted by CD Projekt. It turns out that the company is recruiting employees who would be part of The Molasses Flood team.

The studio is working on a multiplayer game set in one of the universes used by Polish developers.

Is multiplayer Witcher coming?

The Molasses Flood is a Boston-based studio known for such titles as Drake Hollow and The Flame in the Flood. Last year it was acquired by CD Projekt and already then it was announced that the developers would deal with the creation of a title using one of the established IPs.

This meant there basically only two brands could be involved: The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077. But now we also found out that we are talking about multiplayer game, which is indicated by the previously mentioned job offers.

The Witcher or Cyberpunk? CD Projekt Owned Studio is Working on a Network Game - picture #1
Source: CD Projekt

In the job descriptions we can read that the developers will deal with designing various game modes and scenarios, and the game itself will use procedural level generation, as well as have the devs create them "manually". We also know that the game will have extensive social features, an internal economy and a complex "living" world.

Moreover, we can deduce from the ads that the title will be powered by Unreal Engine 4. The mention in the Senior Engine Programmer job description, however, suggests that the studio may also use the newer Unreal Engine 5. The information in the individual offers suggests that the studio is working on a really big multiplayer production.

For now, we can only speculate which brand The Molasses Flood will use. However, the more likely option seems to be The Witcher.

The multiplayer mode for Cyberpunk 2077 has been rumored for a long time, so it's doubtful that CD Projekt intends to hide this fact now. Maintaining secrecy around an unannounced project related to the The Witcher universe, however, is completely understandable.

What is the truth, however, we will find out only when the title is officially announced. For now, we are left only with speculation and conclusions drawn from the aforementioned announcements.

  1. The Molasses Flood - official website
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