CD Projekt has announced that it has acquired The Molasses Flood, the studio known for games like The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow.
The Molasses Flood is a perfect fit for CD Projekt’s studio group, according to a press release from the company. The studio will work on one of CD Projekt’s IP, but it will maintain its own identity and will not merge with any of CD Projekt’s existing teams.
“The Molasses Flood will be working in close cooperation with CD Projekt Red, but will keep their current identity and will not be merged with existing teams,” the release reads. “The studio will be working on its own ambitious project which is based on one of CD Projekt’s IPs. Details about the project will be announced in the future.”
CD Projekt specifically cites The Molasses Flood’s technological insight and experience as reasons for the acquisition.
“We’re always on the lookout for teams who make games with heart,” CD Projekt president and CEO Adam Kiciński write in the press release. “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.”
Forrest Dowling, the studio head at The Molasses Flood, says joining the CD Projekt group, which also includes CD Projekt Red, the team behind The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077, was an incredible opportunity. The Molasses Flood’s acquisition by CD Projekt, according to Dowling, will allow the team to reach a much larger audience.