Following recent reports, CD Projekt RED has confirmed that The Witcher multiplayer game, codenamed Project Sirius, has not been cancelled. However, the game is back on the drawing board, indicating that it won’t be released for a long time.
The Witcher multiplayer game is being “re-evaluated”
During a recent earnings call, CD Projekt RED CFO Piotr Nielubowicz revealed that the Sirius project is “in-house”, suggesting that The Molasses Flood is still running it. He indicated that the studio was unhappy with the game’s direction, saying CD Projekt RED wanted to cut costs sooner.
“To stay competitive, we must continue to look for new ways to expand our franchises,” Nielubowicz said. “At the same time, we must be prepared to reassess our original concepts, even if development work is already underway.”
Nielubowicz was responding to stakeholders who had raised concerns about the project. He acknowledged that it’s not “very good” to hear that the game is being rebooted, but it was a necessary decision “to stay in control and stay on track, especially with a project that is new for us in terms of design, developed by a new student in our family.
The Sirius Project platforms have not been announced.