CD Projekt Red, developers of the highly prolific Witcher series, have denied that they are discussions with publisher EA over a potential buyout of their company.
Posting on Twitter earlier today very shortly after the rumour hit the internet, CD Projekt Red community manager Marcin Momot stated he had discussed the rumoured takeover with Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of the studio, and that the idea “was new to him.”
The rumour of the takeover from EA stems from DSOGaming, which cited a CD Projekt Red employee as saying that “management is probably talking with Electronic Arts about a potential takeover.”
“I’m employee of CD Projekt Red and I have some bad news to share with you” the supposed employee told the site. “Electronic Arts representatives are currently visiting our studio and speaking with top management. We are not going to release any game soon, so for sure it’s not about any publishing deal, so the only possible reason for EA guys being here is that they want to buy us.”
The amount of speculation is obviously rife within this statement, and the employee could be simply jumping to a huge conclusion upon seeing EA members within the studio building. Also, considering that the Witcher 3 alone sold 6 million copies in 6 weeks, it is highly unlikely that CD Projekt Red are financially in need of a buyout.