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CD Projekt Red denies EA takeover rumours

CD Project Red has denied rumours of an EA takeover or publishing deal.

Following unfounded rumours that spread across the internet world yesterday, CD Projekt Red has issued a formal statement.

The rumour started on a site called DSOGaming, which heard from a supposed employee of CD Projekt Red that the company was in talks with publisher Electronic Arts about a “potential takeover”.

A payslip was allegedly provided to the website as claimed proof of identity.

However, CD Projekt Red has put these rumours to rest with the following statement provided to 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,” said Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of CD Projekt Red, on behalf of the Board. “We are not talking with anyone regarding selling CD Projekt Red or Period.”

“And the payslip is a fake – it was not issued by our company.”

The rumour was also addressed more informally on Twitter yesterday, with the following exchange from community manager Marcin Momot:

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Such a sale would go against the staunchly independant nature of The Witcher 3 development studio, which challenges the values of big corporations and companies like EA Games.

And it’s doing ridiculously well too. The Witcher 3 sold six million copies in six weeks, and seeing as its effectively self-published, that should mean the studio is financially stable too.

The Witcher 3’s first expansion, Heart of Stones, will arrive on October 13, which will add another 10 hours of gameplay to the already vast title.

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