Problems at the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 resulted in serious financial losses for CD Peojekt studio. Its December shares fell 50%, which is a major blow to the company, which has just launched its flagship product, which has been in development for years.
Now the scandals surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 have died down, but the game still cannot be bought on Playstation, and the number of project returns on all platforms has seriously hit the financial success from the sale of the game. Well-known analytical portal DFC Intelligence assumesthat CD Projekt could be put up for sale to preserve the ability to develop games further.
DFC Intelligence claims that CD Projekt is one of the teams that gaming giants, including Microsoft, have previously tried to take over:
Prior to the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft was often cited as a potential buyer of CD Projekt. However, in September 2020, Microsoft acquired ZeniMax for $ 7.5 billion, so they may be in no rush to make another major acquisition.
Acquiring CD Projekt would be a risky bet. Despite the fact that shares have dropped, CD Projekt is priced about the same as ZeniMax or French publisher Ubisoft. However, several companies can take this risk.
We will remind that earlier the executives of Microsoft stated that they are ready for new purchases of game studios.