CD Projekt Red announced that it has acquired Strange New Things, and re-christened the studio as CD Projekt Red Wrocław, tasking them with providing support for the development of Cyberpunk 2077.
Founded in early 2017 by a team of former Techland employees and veterans from IO Interactive and led by former Techland COO Pawel Zawodny, Strange New Things is based in Wrocław, two towns down from CD Projekt’s headquarters in Warsaw. Whatever projects the studio had in mind are now off the table with their new role in the growing CD Projekt superstructure.
"Aside from their immense technological knowledge and artistic flair, the core team of CD Projekt Red Wrocław are just great people," CD Projekt Red boss Adam Badowski said. "CD Projekt Red is not a typical game developer—we put gamers, creative freedom and quality games above making business. These guys not only share this approach, but, much like the rest of the team, think that this attitude is essential to creating epic videogames."
Zadowny will retain his leadership role at the new studio, and added, "We’re pretty hyped to be on the spearhead of this new office. We know Wrocław inside out and it’s an amazing place to make games. The team is strong, and I’m sure we have both the experience and the creative firepower to make Cyberpunk 2077 an even better game."
Sadly for fans of the developer and of things cyberpunk, the new studio announcement does not come with any updates regarding Cyberpunk 2077. We’re marginally hopeful that something will emerge at E3 this year. But if you really want to learn more and don’t mind moving to Poland – if you don’t live there already – try applying for a position at the new studio; they’re recruiting.