May 29, 2023

CD Projekt has confirmed a spherical of layoffs at The Molasses Flood.

The information was first shared on Twitter on Might 12 by staff who had been made redundant, with CDP now confirming the data to PC Gamer.

“As a result of the undertaking modified, so has the composition of the crew that is engaged on it – primarily on The Molasses Flood’s aspect,” a spokesperson stated. “The concrete variety of staff we parted methods with is 21 crew members within the US and eight in Poland (engaged on the undertaking exterior of the US).”

This represents roughly half of The Molasses Flood’s workforce, as PC Gamer indicated that the crew was round 60 folks when it began engaged on Venture Sirius final yr.

CD Projekt acquired the studio for an undisclosed sum in October 2021. This adopted the announcement of a wealth of latest initiatives at CDP, together with Venture Sirius, which was meant to be The Molasses Flood’s tackle the Witcher franchise.

Earlier this yr, CD Projekt Purple financially wrote off the event prices spent on Venture Sirius, which represented over $7 million, and reset the undertaking.

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