The Molasses Flood, the developer of The Witcher spin-off Mission Sirius with CD Projekt RED, has suffered layoffs. Former technical narrative designer Robert Bailey and environmental artist Eleanore Falck revealed the identical on Twitter. Neither the developer nor the writer has made an official announcement, and the full variety of layoffs is unconfirmed.
Bailey was laid off on Might twelfth and “loved the work I’d been doing till my final day and would like to maintain doing that.” Primarily based on the timing of her tweet, Falck can also have been laid off on the identical day and is looking for new alternatives, ideally as an surroundings artist on a “stylized sport.”
Following its preliminary announcement, Mission Sirius made the information again in March when CD Projekt introduced “an impairment allowance about bills incurred within the scope of improvement work“ for a similar, which might “accordingly burden the monetary outcomes for the primary quarter of 2023.” It confirmed a “new framework” for the undertaking final week, simply in the future earlier than the layoffs seemingly occurred.
What this implies for the undertaking and its scope, a lot much less for The Molasses Flood, stays unknown. Mission Sirius is with out a launch date or official identify, so keep tuned for extra particulars within the coming months.
Yesterday I used to be laid off from Molasses Flood.
It is not as enjoyable to replace the bio this time.
I loved the work I might been doing till my final day and would like to maintain doing that.
If anybody has any leads on a story and/or tech design place I might be blissful to have a look.
— Robert Bailey (@thrownerror) May 12, 2023
I am unhappy to say I used to be laid off from The Molasses Flood. I am beginning to search for new alternatives now. If of a pleasant and enjoyable studio that’s engaged on a stylized sport and wishes an surroundings artist, please let me know!https://t.co/WG9fyS3hBVhttps://t.co/PQ9eJBRLa5
— Eleanore Falck (on the lookout for work) 🍰💖🌱 (@EleanoreFalck) May 12, 2023