The Witcher 3's Ciri screenshot in Skellige

A couple of days ago a NeoGAF user by the name of boskee posted a translation of a document that called for an "extraordinary meeting of shareholders" in order to discuss how CD Projekt will resist unwelcome advances from larger companies. Even though there wasn't much information present in the announcement itself, it really did seem like CDPR was preparing its shareholders to defend against a hostile takeover.

Thankfully, it appears that the while the announcement may have been true, the threat of a hostile takeover was not. According to a statement from CD Projekt gave to WCCFTech, the proposal is not a reaction to any current events, but rather an insurance against some future hypothetical scenarios that may or may not ever arise. Here's the full quote:

"As for the rumor, it emerged after the Board suggested introducing a voting cap during the upcoming shareholder meeting. However, the proposal is not a reaction to any current events affecting CD PROJEKT. Rather, it is meant as insurance against future hypothetical scenarios which may never materialize.

We wish to safeguard the interests of minority shareholders in a hypothetical case where a major shareholder emerges professing a business and strategic vision which conflicts with ours."

While CDPR might not be the tiny little company that created the original Witcher so long ago, they are still one of the few remaining paragons of true customer-friendly development. How many other companies can you name that have continued heavily updating and reworking their games even years after release? It really isn't a big number, so it would be a massive shame if CDPR lost its way in order to chase yearly sequels and even greater profits, and as such I'm more than delighted to hear that the company will remain exactly as it is!

On a somewhat unrelated note, the standalone version of Gwent (The Witcher 3's card minigame) has recently entered closed beta, and while its still not finished its already showing great promise!