The CEO of CD Projekt has confirmed that Polish game developer CD Projekt is not for sale, following weekend rumors that the ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ creator could be a target for Sony.
“Nothing has changed on our part. I can repeat what we’ve said for years: CD Projekt is not for sale. We want to remain independent,” Adam Kieszynski said during a conference call organized after the first-quarter results.
“It’s very exciting to have our way, so it’s just a rumour,” he added, referring to the speculation on Twitter and in a professional newsletter.
CD Projekt, formerly the subject of Microsoft rumors, has reported a 1% increase in quarterly net profit year over year as it prepares to launch an expansion of its “Cyberpunk 2077” RPG.
The company behind The Witcher series said its net profit rose to 69.7 million zlotys ($16.8 million), despite revenue falling 19% year-on-year to 174.8 million zlotys.
After two years without a major new release, CD Projekt is set to present “Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty” in Los Angeles on June 8 during Summer Game Fest: Play Days.
“We are also planning a series of other events around the world and will have more information to share in the coming weeks,” said Mr. Kisinski.
Phantom Liberty is the latest game to be produced on the company’s RED engine, with CD Projekt choosing the external Unreal Engine 5 for its upcoming projects, which include a new Witcher trilogy, a remake of The Witcher 1 and a sequel. Cyberpunk.
CD Projekt has sold more than 20 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077 to date. He also said that he has sold over 50 million copies of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” to date, with sales of the entire Witcher trilogy now exceeding 75 million copies.
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