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Opinion Business Game Dev CD Projekt president insists the company is not for sale

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In a new interview with the Polish economic newspaper Rzeczpospolita, Adam Kiciński was asked if the company was considering either finding an investor or announcing strategic options.

“We have been saying for years that we plan to remain independent and do not plan to become part of a larger entity,” Kiciński stated. “We are also not looking for a strategic investor.”

Kiciński was then asked if it would be possible for another company to perform a hostile takeover of CD Projekt by buying shares, but he explained that the company’s articles of association protected against this.

“There are provisions that significantly hinder hostile takeovers,” he confirmed.
 

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im surprised theres still company out there trying to acquire CDPR since the CP2077 fiasco.
 
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Even when being independent they made decisions that looked like they werent.

But realistically, in just pure talent most publisher would love to get them at a reasonable price.
 
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"heh, just you wait! You will soon be part of our entertainment system!"
 
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Here are the Witcher 3 sales across different platforms from 2015 to 2019, we can see that a large chunk of their sales on the release year for Witcher 3 where on the Playstation 4 which I find interesting. Their games are and will continue to be extremely popular across the different platforms, it would make no financial or business sense to them to be acquired by Microsoft or even Sony.



 
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“CD Projekt president insists the company is not for sale”​

Because a deal has already been done.
 

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Here are the Witcher 3 sales across different platforms from 2015 to 2019, interesting that a large chunk of their sales on the release year for Witcher 3 where on the Playstation 4 which I find interesting. Their games are and will continue to be extremely popular across the different platforms, it would make no financial or business sense to them to be acquired by Microsoft or even Sony.




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if someone is to buy....i think it will be MS who buy them. don't think Sony could afford them tbh. even though they say they don't want to sell i'm sure MS would be able to convince them. they got fuck you money
 
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you obviously have no idea wtf you're talking about do you

Its a known shop on PC, if they want to push a shop forwards gog would be a good start for them to push there playstation devision forwards if they want to move there games to PC. They could use there dev groups which are probably cheap anyway as poland to push pc games forwards as they have a lot of experience with it. With there studió's they could also start pushing witcher into a new dimension. They could also empower there psn+ through this solution for PC gamers and actually make a jump towards the PC market instead of drip feeding old games that never will gain traction on steam.

So yea gog could make sense for sony to chase if it was cheap enough. Doubt CDPR will sell there shit cheaply tho.
 
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Its a known shop on PC, if they want to push a shop forwards gog would be a good start for them to push there playstation devision forwards if they want to move there games to PC. They could use there dev groups which are probably cheap anyway as poland to push pc games forwards as they have a lot of experience with it. With there studió's they could also start pushing witcher into a new dimension. They could also empower there psn+ through this solution for PC gamers and actually make a jump towards the PC market instead of drip feeding old games that never will gain traction on steam.

So yea gog could make sense for sony to chase if it was cheap enough. Doubt CDPR will sell there shit cheaply tho.
sony ain't gonna use gog to push their games.
 

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sony ain't gonna use gog to push their games.

Yea because they can't buy gog, if they could they probably would if it was cheap enough. But microsoft / google will probably also be interested most likely then.
 
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why would anyone buy a dev with exactly zero good gameplay programmers? if i was a competitor i would only try to hire as many people from their art and design team as possible
 

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Yea because they can't buy gog, if they could they probably would if it was cheap enough. But microsoft / google will probably also be interested most likely then.

GoG's benefit these days, even if the lines have been blurred of late, is to offer DRM free versions of games. I doubt that tenant is attractive to Sony or Microsoft and without that tenant, GoG wouldn't be attractive to its' current audience.