A couple of days ago, we heard rumors about CD Projekt RED getting taken over by EA. Now, co-founder Marcin Iwinski is officially killing and burying any doubt people had.
Iwinski provided a comment to Eurogamer, on behalf of the whole board, giving the studio’s take on the matter. First of all, the rumor came from a so-called CD Projekt RED employee, allegedly providing his payslip to a website. Iwinski revealed that the alleged payslip is fake, and denied it being issued by the company.
“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.”
He also mentioned CD Projekt RED’s slogan, which is “we are rebels,” and how it affects their way of work. He continued to explain the studio’s vision on developing games, and caring for their fans.
“What we have as the slogan of our studio is that “we are rebels,” rebels, underdogs – I think it’s a state of mind. The moment we start becoming conservative [and] stop taking creative risks and business risks, and stop being true to what we’re doing, that’s when we should worry. And I am not worried. Our values and our care for what we are doing and – 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.”
“It’s 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.”
I am glad this rumor is over, now it’s time to sit back and wait patiently for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s upcoming expansion, Hearts of Stone that launches on October 13.