CD Projekt Red’s Witcher spin-off game Project Sirius now has a “new framework” after development was reset earlier this year.
As reported by Eurogamer, CD Projekt Red revealed in an announcement to investors that the development of Sirius is seemingly back on track after the studio decided to restart its development.
CD Projekt Red “hereby announces the conclusion of work on defining a new framework for Project Sirius,” it said. Being developed by CD Projekt Red-owned studio The Molasses Flood, Sirius is promised to be a multiplayer Witcher game built to appeal to audiences outside of just RPG fans.
Concerns were raised when CD Projekt Red filed an impairment charge in March, something filed by a company to write off assets that have dropped in value or been lost completely, but the developer made clear that Sirius was merely being re-evaluated and not cancelled completely.
CD Projekt Red told IGN at the time that it had filed the impairment change as “our current focus is ensuring that Project Sirius is aligned with the strategy of the CD PROJEKT Group”.
The company does have a history of scrapping non CD Projekt Red Witcher games, however. A Witcher remake was planned once before, in development at French studio Widescreen Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but this was eventually scrapped despite millions of dollars being invested.
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