Electronic Arts is able to visit but what they can’t and aren’t doing is buying CD Projekt RED. The notoriously independent studio has confirmed the rumor of a buyout is simply not true and was, quite frankly, news to one of the founders. The rumor had been sarcastically addressed yesterday by community manager Marcin Momot on Twitter, citing Iwiński instead of an anonymous source. But the studio also felt it necessary to release an official statement denying the gossip. @astreamz Just bumped into Marcin Iwiński – it was new to him. I guess the “informer” has better insight than the @CDPROJEKTRED founder. 🙂 — Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) September 14, 2015 “We usually don’t comment on rumors, but this one has become quite viral and we think it deserves to be put to bed: we are not talking with anyone regarding selling CD PROJEKT RED or GOG.com. Period,” reads a statement from Marcin Iwiński and the board. “And the payslip is a fake – it was not issued by our company.” Reporting to website DSOGaming, a self proclaimed CD Projekt RED “employee” claimed EA representatives had been to the studio and were “meeting with top management” to probably discuss a possible takeover by the publisher. The, of course, anonymous source did provide an alleged payslip from the company as proof of identity which was included in the origin article. So everyone can relax, CD Projekt RED for the time being will remain its own thing. Considering the success of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt and anticipation for Cyberpunk 2077, I don’t blame them.