Huge rumours of PlayStation company Sony attempting to acquire Cyberpunk 2077 dev CD Projekt RED are circulating online, but they’re a bunch of old tosh.
With the new Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty DLC just around the corner, numerous rumours have started to fester online. One particularly large rumour claims that PlayStation is attempting to acquire the game’s developers to fight Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda Game Studios.
However, CD Projekt RED has already shut down the rumours, claiming the company is not for sale. In CD Projekt’s recent earnings report, CEO Adam Kiciński stated that “nothing has changed” and the company is not looking to be bought.
“I can repeat what we’ve been saying throughout the years, CD Projekt RED is not for sale,” the CEO said. “We want to remain independent, I believe we have an excellent strategy and it’s very exciting to follow our own path.”
Sony has joined Microsoft in recent years on the acquisition bandwagon. After Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda parent company Zenimax Media, Sony bought original Halo developers and Destiny studio Bungie, who are now working on a new Marathon game.
Sony has also acquired Spider-Man game developer Insomniac Games, another Xbox Game Studios partner. On the Xbox One, Insomniac created Sunset Overdrive, a game that’s technology was integral to the creation of its PlayStation exclusive Spider-Man games.
CD Projekt RED is currently working on Cyberpunk 2077: Shadow Liberty as well as myriad other titles. Alongside the recently revealed Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, the studio is working on brand-new games based on The Witcher books.
Cyberpunk 2077 never really became “next Skyrim” that fans expected. Nevertheless, CDPR is giving the franchise another shot. We have high hopes that the sequel will be something special, whenever it releases.