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CD Projekt Red writes off over $7m costs for Project Sirius as development is reset

The Polish firm attributed the move to an evaluation of the original project's scope and commercial potential

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CD Projekt Red has financially written off the development costs spent on Project Sirius, a Witcher spin-off title.

As reported by TechPowerUp, the title's development cost the Polish firm more than $7 million in 2022 and over $2.2 million in 2023 before the decision was made.

It's unknown if Molasses Flood, acquired in 2021, will continue to serve as the title's developer.

CD Projekt Red attributed the move to reset development to its assessment of the project.

"The aforementioned decision is based on results of evaluation of the scope and commercial potential of the original concept of Project Sirius, and ongoing work on formulating a new framework for this project," said the company.

Molasses Flood's take on the RPG franchise was announced back in October 2022, alongside other titles in the pipeline.

Towards the tail end of last year, the Witcher maker underwent changes across the group as it merged with mobile subsidiary Spokko into its flagship Red studio.

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