CD Projekt Red shuts down rumors of Sony acquisition

by Danny Craig  · 
CD Projekt Red shuts down rumors of Sony acquisition
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Recent rumors of Sony acquiring Witcher studio CD Projekt Red have been squashed by a member of its PR team.

The details:

  • Over the weekend, a reputable Destiny 2 leaker named Liz claimed that Sony was planning to buy the studio, which would mean that PlayStation would gain control of the Witcher and Cyberpunk franchises in the future. The leaker also claimed that Sony's Bend Studio was working on a sequel to 2021’s Days Gone.
  • However, the leak has been proven false, as Ola Sondej, a CD Projekt Red PR representative, has confirmed that the company is "not in such talks with Sony." Some have also pointed out that the company is publicly traded, so if this were true, it would be reflected on the stock exchange. The Days Gone "leak" appears to be false as well, with Bend Studio working on an entirely new IP.
  • It's suspected that this false information was provided to the leaker on purpose in order for Sony or Bungie to figure out who was responsible for leaking upcoming Destiny content. This is due to Liz's reputation within the Destiny 2 community as a trustworthy leaker, and it just so happens that a rare non-Destiny-related leak is completely incorrect.

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