Polish game company CD Projekt Red has acquired a local independent studio Strange New Things. The studio staff will support the development of the next big project CD Projekt Red — the role-playing long-term Cyberpunk 2077.
The amount and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The new owners renamed Strange New Things CD Projekt Red Wrocław and opened the reception of employees, mentioning in the announcement the opportunity to work on Cyberpunk 2077. This is reported on the company’s Twitter.
Strange New Things was founded in 2017 by the former chief operating officer of Techland, Pavel Zavodny (Pawel Zawodny). In the new studio, he gathered a team of developers who participated in the creation of such titles as Hitman, Witcher, Call of Juarez and others.
Strange New Things has not managed to create a single game during its independent existence.
Cyberpunk 2077 and 5 years of Silence
CD Project Red announced work on the Cyberpunk 2077 role-playing game in 2012, and in early 2013 demonstrated a CGI teaser of the project. 5 years later, nothing is still known about the state of development of the title.
But in early January, the official Twitter account of Cyberpunk 2077 showed signs of life for the first time since the end of 2013, posting a short message *beep*.
A month later, Adam Kicinski, head of CD Project RED, promised that Cyberpunk 2077 would surpass Witcher 3, the company’s largest and most successful role—playing game.
Also on the topic:
- CD Project RED promised not to abuse the trademark “Cyberpunk”
- The market value of CD Projekt was more than $1 billion
Source: PC Gamer