CD Projekt's big roadmap doesn't indicate an impending acquisition, says analyst

Cyberpunk 2077 was no flop, but it certainly disrupted CD Projekt’s forward momentum, causing it to postpone Cyberpunk DLC in favor of fixes, and hurting its share price. But the past year of Cyberpunk launch atonement is not part of a long-term scaling back, we learned last week. If anything, CD Projekt’s ambition has multiplied: The company says it’s going to make a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, release three new Witcher RPGs over the course of just six years, make a new game set in a new world, and more.

At the same time, joint CEO Marcin Iwiński said he’d be stepping down and taking a new role on the CD Projekt supervisory board. These announcements inevitably led to speculation that CD Projekt might be an acquisition target. The theory goes that its super-ambitious roadmap is either an attempt to attract big investors, or a way to deter a takeover by increasing its share price.