CD Projekt RED is known for The Witcher saga of games and the most recent Cyberpunk 2077. All these video games have sold millions of copies and received very positive reviews, especially The Witcher 3. Despite this, the company has been in business for 2 years without releasing anything and it was expected that Sony would buy them. Now a possible purchase is denied, since the CEO of CD Projekt RED warns that It is not for sale and they want to remain independent.
When the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles came out in November 2020, one month later came one of the most anticipated games of recent times. This was cyberpunk 2077the last game released by CD Projekt RED and the one that would be remembered as one of the worst releases due to the exaggerated hype what was around him. The game was hated by many and criticized for the huge amount of bugs or poor performance that I had on consoles. Fortunately, the developers at CD Projekt released numerous patches and both the bugs and the performance have improved remarkably.
The CEO of CD Projekt RED assures that the company is not for sale
A few days ago a curious rumor appeared on the Internet announcing that Sony was reaching an agreement to acquire CD Projekt RED. Although it does not reach the level of Microsoft with Activision Blizzard, we would be facing an agreement of great importance in the industry. According to rumors, it was expected that Sony was tempting CD Projekt RED to end up accepting the purchase offer, but they have been unsuccessful. Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt RED, has assured that nothing has changed in the company and their goal is to remain independent, so the company is not for sale.
This is a rare case where a Triple A game developer prefers to follow its path and not be absorbed by other bigger. We really don’t know the details and Sony may not have offered that speculated takeover offer, but the important thing is that CD Projekt RED’s position is firm. Meanwhile, other developers have been absorbed by companies like the Esports Extrasntic Tencent, which has dozens of studios in its possession. Adam ensures that follow his own way is something exciting and see how progress is due to your own efforts.
The Witcher 3 has already sold more than 50 million copies
CD Projekt RED has not released any game for more than 2 years, since the last one was Cyberpunk 2077. However, soon we will know more about its next expansion called Phantom Libertywhich is expected to occur on 8 of June during the Summer Game Fest. Despite the lack of playable news, the company has ensured that its net profit has increased to 16.8 million dollars despite a 19% year-on-year drop.
Although time has passed, both Cyberpunk and The Witcher are still well-selling games. In fact, CD Project RED has given very positive sales figures on The Witcher 3which has exceeded 50 million copies. This has allowed The Witcher trilogy of games to have achieved more than 75 million units sold in total.
Not only has the sale of games been good, but they have decided to transfer more developers to work on the future project “Polaris”. Thus, the proportion of Polaris developers after the change will from 10% to 20%. In case it doesn’t ring a bell, this is the code name of a future witcher game saga.