CD Projekt Red, the developer behind the popular Witcher game series, has confirmed that its upcoming co-op game Project Sirius is back on track after incurring additional expenses. The studio recently established a new framework for the game, which led to a partial reversal of the impairment allowance for 2022 and the writeoff of part of the development expenditures.
New framework established
CD Projekt Red had announced in March that Project Sirius had incurred additional expenses amounting to 1.7 million and that it needed to realign its strategy. Two months later, the studio has confirmed that it has established a new framework for the game, enabling it to move forward with the project. While there were concerns about the future of Project Sirius, the new announcement has put those worries to rest.
The future of Project Sirius and the Witcher series
CD Projekt Red’s Project Sirius is one of several new Witcher games in the works. The studio had initially announced the game in October 2022, promising a campaign with quests and a story, along with both single-player and multiplayer functionality. Project Sirius is being developed by The Molasses Flood, the studio behind The Flame In The Flood and Drake Hollow.
CD Projekt Red is also working on a full-fledged remake of the first Witcher game in Unreal Engine 5, which is being developed by Fool’s Theory. In addition, the studio is in pre-production for a new Witcher 4 game. While the game has received a small tagline of “A New Saga Begins,” it suggests that Geralt of Rivia, the series protagonist, will not be the main character.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt patch 4.03 rolled out for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox
Aside from the new developments with Project Sirius and the Witcher series, CD Projekt Red has rolled out patch 4.03 for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. The Nintendo Switch release will be available soon. The patch offers several improvements and bug fixes for the game, enhancing the player experience.
CD Projekt Red has had its fair share of challenges, including the controversial launch of Cyberpunk 2077. However, with the new framework for Project Sirius in place, the studio is moving forward with exciting new developments for the Witcher series.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Project Sirius?Project Sirius is an upcoming co-op game that is a spin-off of the popular Witcher game franchise. It is being developed by The Molasses Flood, the studio behind The Flame In The Flood and Drake Hollow.
When was Project Sirius announced and what are its features?Project Sirius was initially announced in October 2022. CD Projekt Red has said that it will offer a “campaign with quests and a story,” along with both single-player and multiplayer functionality.
What is the status of Project Sirius development?In March, CD Projekt Red announced that the development of Project Sirius had cost an additional 1.7million in expenses and it would be formulating “a new framework” for the game that was better “aligned with [its] strategy.” However, in May, the company confirmed in a regulatory announcement that it has established the new framework for Project Sirius, and it seems that the project is back on track.
What other Witcher games are in development?CD Projekt Red is also working on a full-fledged remake of the first Witcher game in Unreal Engine 5, which is being developed by Fool’s Theory. The studio is also working on a new Witcher game, which had moved into pre-production phase in May 2022. The game received a small tagline, “A New Saga Begins”, suggesting the series protagonist Geralt of Rivia won’t be the main character.