According to a posting on Darkside of Gaming’s website, an employee of CD Projekt RED contacted the gaming website, suggesting that EA were visiting The Witcher 3 developer’s Polish studio to have talks. The ‘informant’ also sent a copy of his pay slip to prove that he worked for the company, but this could have easily been manufactured.
The informant said “I’m employee of CDProjekt Red and I have some bad news to share with you. Our management is probably talking with Electronic Arts about potential take over. Electronic Arts representatives are currently visiting our studio and meeting with top management. We are not going to release any game soon, so for sure it’s not about any publishing deal, so the only possible reason for EA guys being here is that they want to buy us.”
In the wake of the internet going crazy, it turns out that EA may not in fact be looking to buy out CD Projekt RED, as Community Lead & Website Co-ordinator for the studio, Marcin Momot responded to a fan concern on Twitter, as you can see below:
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) September 14, 2015
If EA approached CD Projekt RED, we wouldn’t be surprised, but with Bioware already under their wing, a studio known for its western RPG brilliance, they don’t necessarily need another RPG developer in their portfolio, but who knows what the future holds? It’s unknown whether EA have actually been in touch with the studio, and this rumour could just be a waste of everyone’s time.