CD Projekt Red has announced that it has signed contracts to acquire the Canadian studio Digital Scapes.
Vancouver-based Digital Scapes Studios has been working with CD Projekt for three years during the production of Cyberpunk 2077. The studio will become CD Projekt Red Vancouver and join the portfolio of developer teams that includes the existing three with headquarters in Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw respectively.
“We believe that the huge team at Digital Scapes is the perfect foundation on which to build a larger team at CD Projekt Red Vancouver”said Paweł Zawodny, Head of Production and CTO of CDPR in a statement announcing the acquisition move.
“This is a great opportunity for Canadian developers to get involved with CD Projekt Red’s incredible intellectual property and for CD Projekt Red to take advantage of Canada’s great talent pool and game creation.”added Marcin Chady, director of the Vancouver study.
Large game developers often work with studios outside of their home country to access global talent and allow development to continue beyond the headquarters time zone. A base in Vancouver will certainly offer this to CDPR, and the studio is already looking to recruit staff right now.
To learn more about CDPR and its games, be sure to check out the highly detailed Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.2 release notes, which contains hundreds of changes. Of course, it is already available right now on all platforms.
For now, this update has already left us some curiosities. For example, fix one of the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) typos in the game. On the other hand, we hope that now that the patch is available, the mystery of the withdrawal of the game from the PS Store can be solved.