CD Projekt Red Comment on EA Buyout Rumour
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
You’ve likely seen the absolute uproar that has been spreading on gaming forums and tech websites over the last day or so, suggesting that EA is in talks with CD Projekt Red. The rumour that a fan-loving and dedicated studio such as CD Projekt Red would be snatched up by a money hungry bean counting black hole such as EA scared a lot of people in the industry, but for now, it seems it was a load of rubbish.
Here’s the original quote that was “leaked” this week.
“I’m employee of CDProjekt 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.”
And what did CD Projekt Red have to say about this? Check out the tweet below.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) September 14, 2015
Does this fully debunk the rumour? Nope, not really, as it’s pretty common in business to keep things quiet until you sign on the dotted line. However, I honestly can’t see CD Projekt Red selling up shop, but EA does have a big cheque book and a few extra zeros on the end of a number can be hard to refuse.
What do you think, will CD Projekt Red sell out to a big company like EA?