Monday, October 25, 2021

CD Projekt Acquires The Molasses Flood, The Studio Behind The Flame In The Flood

CD Projekt has announced that it has acquired The Molasses Flood, the studio known for games like The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow.  This news comes by way of a press release from CD Projekt that says The Molasses Flood is a perfect fit for the studio group. The studio will be working on one of CD Projekt’s IP, although it will retain its own identity and won’t merge with any existing teams in CD Projekt.  “The Molasses Flood will be working in close cooperation with CD Projekt Red, but will keep their current identity and will not be merged with existing teams,” the release reads. “The studio will be working on its own ambitious project which is based on one of CD Projekt’s IPs. Details about the project will be announced in the future.”  CD Projekt specifically cites The Molasses Flood’s technological insight and experience as reasons for the acquisition. “We’re always on the lookout for teams who make games with heart,” CD Projekt president and CEO Adam Kiciński writes in the press release. “The Molasses Flood share our passion for video game development, they’re experienced, quality-oriented, and have great technological insight. I’m convinced they will bring a lot of talent and determination to the Group.”  The Molasses Flood’s studio head, Forrest Dowling, says the studio saw an incredible opportunity in becoming part of the CD Projekt group, which is also the home of CD Projekt Red, the team behind The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077. Dowling says The Molasses Flood’s acquisition by CD Projekt will allow the team to reach a much wider audience.  While waiting for more details on The Molasses Flood’s next project, check out Game Informer’s The Flame in the Flood review and then check out our Cyberpunk 2077 review. 

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    Xbox Series X 1TB Additional Storage WILL DEFINITELY COST $219.99

    With a fresh generation comes new games sufficient reason for new games comes the necessity for additional storage for a few console players. Microsoft has revealed our first go through the 1TB additional storage that players can opt into for the Xbox Series X/S with a cost point set at $219.99.

    The storage cards are confirmed to complement the system’s internal SSD speed, in November which includes been a significant point of excitement for both consoles developing. You will have other sizes available aswell later on, though we don’t possess prices, or the precise options, at this right time.

    Price comparison to previous generations

    The a reaction to the brand new storage price has been mixed. Some believe that the purchase price point is high too, others believe that the 22 cents per gigabyte isn’t unfair. For perspective, a 32GB memory for the PlayStation Vita retailed at $119.99 at launch, the Samsung Portable SSD T3 for PlayStation 4 cost $250 at launch and will retail for higher if purchased today. The Samsung T3 was selected for compare due to the speed matching capability, though there have been other harddrives that retailed around $99.99 for 128GB and higher. Xbox also had priced harddrives because of their xbox One systems aswell similarly.

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    The Xbox Series X shall launch with 1TB internal SSD already, although S series, that is digital-specific, only offers 512GB. The “only” might seem odd initially, until you remember that many games are 50+ GB per title. Being all digital, that space can easily accumulate very.

    Are cheaper alternatives there?

    Do you should commit to among the revealed additional storages newly? Not technically. Xbox Series X owners can opt into utilizing their own USB drive as a way to store games you should definitely playing them, keeping the entire library and downloading when needed there. This separation is key because several games are optimized for the X/S, not for the typical USB drive. For games not optimized, feel absolve to plug and play from the USB directly.

    We’ll be learning more concerning the different memory choices for both next gen Xbox and the PlayStation 5 within the coming weeks before launch.

    [Source: The Verge]

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