Over the weekend, rumours appeared online that Sony was attempting to acquire The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red. The Polish company has now come forward to clarify these rumours, stating that there has been no talks happening with Sony about being acquired.
The leak originated from a prominent Destiny leaker who claimed that Sony was close to acquiring CD Projekt Red to bring the company into its PlayStation Studios family. During CD Projekt Red’s recent earnings report, company president and CEO Adam Kiciński claimed that the rumours were simply untrue.
When asked if the rumours had any weight to them, Kiciński responded:
“Nothing has changed in our end. So, I can repeat what we have been saying throughout the years – CD Projekt is not for sale. We want to remain independent. We have, I believe an excellent strategy. Not easy to execute, for sure, but it’s very exciting to follow our own path. So it’s a pure rumour.”
Sony recently spoke about its plans to continue acquisitions in the gaming industry, though that process may take some time. Over the past few years, PlayStation Studios has welcomed developers like Marvel’s Spider-Man studio Insomniac Games, Demon’s Souls studio Bluepoint and Destiny studio Bungie – the latter announced its next game, a PvP extraction shooter called Marathon (and revival of Bungie’s older IP), at the PlayStation Showcase last week.
CD Projekt Red is currently working on the Phantom Liberty expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 which will star Idris Elba. The company confirmed that it will be a part of Summer Game Fest. A demo of the expansion will also be playable during the event’s Play Days. In addition to the expansion, the studio is also working on a number of new Witcher games.
Source: Video Games Chronicle