CD Projekt RED Shuts Down Buy-Out Rumors
Looks like The Witcher 3 won't be EA Access anytime soon.
09.30.15 - 6:41 PM
A particularly interesting rumor has found its way all across the internet in the past week. Word on the web stated that CD Projekt RED was in talks of being sold to EA. Well, CD Projekt RED has something (actually quite a bit) to say about that.
Geralt doesn't like internet rumors.
The rumor began when a supposed employee of CD Projekt RED, complete with a payslip from the company, "let it slip" that talk had begun. CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski has decided to pump the brakes on this rumor train, once and for all, and spoke with Eurogamer.
"We usually don't comment on rumours but this one has become quite viral and we think it deserves to be put to bed, we are not talking with anyone regarding selling CD Projekt Red or GOG.com. Period. And the payslip is a fake—it was not issued by our company."
Iwinski also brought up the company's slogan, "We are rebels," and elaborated on what that means to them.
"What we have as the slogan of our studio is that 'we are rebels,' rebels, underdogs—I think itís a state of mind. The moment we start becoming conservative [and] stop taking creative risks and business risks, and stop being true to what weíre doing, thatís when we should worry. And I am not worried. Our values and our care for what we are doing and Ė hopefully what gamers would agree with—care for gamers is what drives this company forward. Whether we are big or small, we have a multiplatform open-world game or just a PC release, the game and our deeds are what counts, not the fact that we are perceived by some as the big guys. Itís my personal horror to become a faceless behemoth of game development or publishing or whatnot, as long as I am here I will be fighting for this not to happen."
Long story short, CD Projekt RED is still their own, and they plan on keeping it that way.