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CD Projekt‘s CEO has dismissed rumours that Sony may be acquiring it.
Over the past weekend a leaker who usually specialises in Destiny content claimed that they were aware of plans Sony had to acquire the Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 publisher and make it part of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
However, in an earnings call following the publication of the company’s Q1 2023 earnings, CD Projekt president and CEO Adam Kiciński claimed that the rumours were untrue.
After an attendee asked if there was any truth to the reports, Kiciński replied: “Nothing has changed in our end.”
He added: “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.”
Elsewhere in the call, Kiciński stated that Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion will be playable at Summer Game Fest‘s Play Days event.
Back in March, it was announced that CD Projekt had decided to go back to the drawing board with Project Sirius, a new take on the Witcher series first accounced in October.
“I’m aware that it’s not great to hear from a company that the project is being re-evaluated,” CFO Piotr Nielubowicz explained at the time.
“But at the same time, in order to stay innovative we must experiment and be brave when trying new paths, and to stay in control and keep the right course, especially with a project that is new to us in terms of design, developed by a new studio in our family.
“We need to keep evaluating the situation as we move along. It’s better to cut costs early – and even restart if needed – than to carry on.”