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KickStarter Who will buy CD Projekt Red?

Paul_cz

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Compared to Disney's 4 billion Star Wars deal? Nope, not worth it.

Yes worth it, BUT Lucas sold SW very cheap, it was worth lot more. He just wanted to get rid of it. Of course, then Disney proceeded to almost run it into the ground.
 

Darkzone

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Owners of CD Projekt Red: Marcin Iwinski, Kacinski etc, are [...] still humans.
You stop being human once you start exploiting other people's work and lives beyond what's reasonably acceptable.
Peppone your red colors are shining through. Once said your country fellow: Lupos est homo homin, non homo quom qualis sit non novit. (The Man is a wolf to a man and not a human. As Long as he does not know which kind the other is.)
No behaviour of humans, is not human and humanity as a virtue is only due to Thomas Aquinas and the christian religion. The Owners of CDPR are basically not christian.
 

RepHope

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Wouldn’t surprise me if Amazon makes a bid, they’re attempting to muscle their way into the industry with shit like Luna. Someone will end up buying them, that’s for sure, we’re headed towards an era of consolidation.
 

Gerrard

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Probably Tencent if anything. Seeing how the cucks didn't peep a squeak about HK protests.
 

Rahdulan

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I'd really like to see some figures on whether buying Minecraft for $2.5 billion year back paid off for Microsoft. It must have if they've made another huge acquisition with Zenimax or they've made the exact same mistake considering they got Minecraft when it was already on a downward spiral. For all the pedigree and reputation they may still enjoy it's hard to deny Bethesda, almost certainly a primary reason for this purchase, has blundered with their latest releases.
 

urmom

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CDPR would not be as profitable if they treated their employees like human beings. You have to ask, who wants to buy that company not the current one.
 

Avarize

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I'd really like to see some figures on whether buying Minecraft for $2.5 billion year back paid off for Microsoft. It must have if they've made another huge acquisition with Zenimax or they've made the exact same mistake considering they got Minecraft when it was already on a downward spiral. For all the pedigree and reputation they may still enjoy it's hard to deny Bethesda, almost certainly a primary reason for this purchase, has blundered with their latest releases.
Kids still play Minecraft. Just the other day I saw a crowd kids playing it on a tablet. Minecraft youtubers still get millions of views and big streamers start bad servers for their fans.
 

Caim

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We should. Fire up a kickstarter so that we can gather money to buy CDPR.
That kind of dough for Bethesda of all things?!
The Elder Scrolls and Fallout are among the best-selling, most popular and beloved game franchises out there. Yes, Fallout 76 flopped, but it was a huge outlier after 12 years of mainstream success. There is an active The Elder Scrolls MMORPG that is apparently successful, and Fallout is getting a TV show. These two IP's and the people behind them makes it a lucrative purchase on its own.

And then you get the whole ZeniMax umbrella of studios. Most of these IP's are household names and should make any businessman's mouth water: Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Prey.

If there's any game company worth buying for a gazillion dollars, it's Bethesda.
Compared to Disney's 4 billion Star Wars deal? Nope, not worth it.
Think about it: Star Wars, one of the biggest sci-fi franchises ever, was sold for 4 billion dollars. Minecraft, the most popular video game in history, was sold for 2,5 billion dollars. And in comes Todd Howard who sells Skyrim to Microsoft for a billion dollars more than those two COMBINED. Either it's grossly overvalued, we don't know the gritty details on what the studio is worth, or Pete Hines threatened to leak Bill Gates' nudes if Microsoft didn't buy Bethesda.
 

Maxie

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the State, if anyone
CDPR will become a spółka skarbu państwa and consequently it will be run into the ground, yet another idiotic investment made to put party members and their families in corruption-prone positions
 

Kruno

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At this rate EA.
Then we can have really shitty sequels like Cybertrunk 3030!
 

Bastardchops

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Probably no one. They'd be making a decent amount from Gog.com. But maybe THQ Nordic would otherwise.
 

Akkarin

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Assuming a takeover premium of 20%, it would take something like 10.5B USD for a takeover. Yes, this is after their post-CP2077 drop in price.

They are still up YoY btw.
 

Origin

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This company should go down.

Most expensive game in history of gaming. Lowest salaries in business. Unfinished.

What happened with the money? They outsourced everything to scandinavian freelancers?
 

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