Cyberpunk 2077 18 Jan 2021 1:26 PM +00:00

Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt Red may be bought out after Cyberpunk launch woes!

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Cyberpunk 2077 launched last year to very mixed reviews. Some of these mixed reviews have tarnished the company's reputation to this day.

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However, the game has turned itself around and is now well and truly a commercial success and awesome to play.

So, why does one analyst still think CDPR could be bought out? Let's take a look now!

CD Projekt Red buyout

The idea behind this buyout all stems from CDPR's poor handling of the game's release, and a report by DFC Intelligence.

ROUGH START: The game had a tricky launch!
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ROUGH START: The game had a tricky launch!

According to the report, the debacle surrounding the game's release could have been avoided with some "basic marketing and public relations".

As CDPR handles the publishing of its own games, it lacks the help of an overarching publisher to help in these areas. As such, the company has become an "acquisition candidate", as a larger publisher may have the infrastructure necessary to help the company.

Cyberpunk back on track

Since release, a number of major updates have been released in an attempt to repair the many bugs seen throughout the game.

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TURN THIS SHIP AROUND: The game has improved massively!
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TURN THIS SHIP AROUND: The game has improved massively!

The game is not yet back on the PlayStation Store, but it is now in a place where the game is playable and enjoyable!

The same goes for next-gen and PC, which, whilst experiencing far fewer issues, still contained a few bugs. Have these series of updates helped to improve the game enough that the launch is a thing of the past? Not yet.

Acquisition Central

If you follow the gaming industry, you'll know there have been a number of acquisitions in recent history.

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ACQUISITION: Following a number of other buyouts, a CDPR buyout is possible!
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ACQUISITION: Following a number of other buyouts, a CDPR buyout is possible!

Two notable ones include EA acquiring Codemasters for $1.2 billion following an $870 million bid from Take-Two. Furthermore, Microsoft recently acquired the whole Bethesda family for a figure in the region of $7.5 billion.

With rumours also going round of a Sony acquisition of Kojima Production, there is a chance that someone may look to get their hands on CDPR.

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