Everyone stay calm, EA is not buying out The Witcher dev CD Projekt Red.
You may have heard a rather nasty rumor running through the mill this week suggesting that the much beloved CD Projekt Red was in the process of being gobbled up by corporate greed-machine EA Games. Well, we’re here to put this one to rest and to tell fans they can rest easy, as the founder of CD Projekt Red has denied the rumor.
A fan asked the developer’s Community Lead & Website Coordinator Marcin Momot over Twitter about the rumor, to which Momot replied “Just bumped into Marcin Iwiński – it was new to him. I guess the “informer” has better insight than the CD Projekt Red founder. :)”
To be fair, the informer’s exact words were: “I’m employee of CD Projekt Red and I have some bad news to share with you. Our management is probably talking with Electronic Arts about potential take over. Electronic Arts representatives are currently visiting our studio and meeting 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.”
He didn’t actually say that a buyout was happening, just that EA was visiting to discuss a buyout – which may have been true.
So it looks like the champion of PC and DRM-free gaming will remain independent from the clutches of evil for the time being.