A CD Projekt RED employee has contacted us about a really interesting story. Now before continuing, take everything you’re about to read with a grain of salt. CD Projekt RED’s employee provided us with his payslip in order to prove his identity, so this is – most probably – the real deal. For obvious reasons we can’t share the full payslip as we want to protect this employee.
According to CD Projekt RED’s employee, Electronic Arts representatives are currently visiting CD Projekt RED and meeting with the top management.
“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.”
CD Projekt RED’s next title is no other than Cyberpunk 2077.
Whether EA is meeting with CD Projekt RED for a potential publishing deal regarding this title remains a mystery. It’s also unclear whether EA plans to buy CD Projekt RED.
Moreover, these meeting could very well be for a potential/future digital distribution deal between Origin and GOG.
What is crystal clear, however, is that EA is in talks with CDPR.
As said, take everything you’ve just read with a grain of salt!
CD Projekt RED’s Marcin Momot responded to this rumor, suggesting that it’s false. Do note that Marcin Momot also denied the downgrade rumors surrounding The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt prior to the game’s release. Whether this is an attempt at damage control or not remains to be seen.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) September 14, 2015
CD Projekt RED issued an official statement.