In March, the studio announced that the upcoming co-op game has 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.”
The company details a “partial reversal of the impairment allowance for 2022, and writeoff of part of the development expenditures incurred in Q1 2023.”
These will be connected to the “conclusion of work on defining a new framework for Project Sirius” so it seems that the company is back on track with the project and the issue was resolved.
Project Sirius was initially announced in October 2022, CD Projekt Red said that it would offer a “campaign with quests and a story,” along with both single-player and multiplayer functionality.
Project Sirius is in the works at The Molasses Flood, the studio behind The Flame In The Flood and Drake Hollow, and is one of several new Witcher games in the works — with the first Witcher game is receiving a “full-fledged” remake in Unreal Engine 5, which is being developed by Fool’s Theory.
The studio is also working on a new The Witcher 4, 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.