Game developer and The Witcher creator, CD Projekt, have established a new branch of there studio targeted towards mobile devices. Named Spokko, this will be working on a yet-unannounced project in the possible future.
CD Projekt is a polish video game publisher founded in 1994. They are most well-known for the creation of The Witcher video game series. This award-winning franchise is known throughout the gaming industry. It’s third and latest installment, released in 2015, accumulated over 800 award by August 2016. With its success, the company behind such an influential game have finally made a move into new business ventures.
While details surrounding the project are scarce, we know that smartphones are the primary target. CD Projekt has a majority stake within the newly developed studio, with the rest of the shares given out to numerous key personnel responsible for its development and conceptual design. The Capital Group, overseers of CD Projekt, will provide access to its intellectual property, supported by the main studio’s creative and commercial tools of industry.
President of the CD Pojekt group, Adam Kiciński, says, “We have known the people behind Spokko for several years. They approached us with an interesting idea based on one of our brands – an idea we decided to invest in. We want to expand our business with innovative concepts and solutions, and the vision presented to us by the Spokko team represents an entirely novel creative angle”. The new studio will be largely independent, being allowed to create its own distinctive identity. CD Projekt hopes it will be in-line with the philosophy that has guided there own actions since its founding.
Maciej Weiss and Rafał Staszewski are the co-creators of Spokko and will be leading this new project. They will soon join the board as there own incorporated establishment.
“We were elated to hear that CD PROJEKT believes in our idea. Our cooperation with Rafał and other members of the team goes back a long way. We have substantial experience with casual game development, but this time around we want to work on a far more advanced and ambitious project, offering new possibilities for gamers” says Maciej Weiss.
Recruitment is being initiated for the new company which will be associated with the new project. To make an inquiry, they can be contacted at [email protected] and will be taken from there.