2. CD Projekt Red buyout
But a rumour that the Polish company was in talks to be bought by controversial video game company Electronic Arts had their fans up in arms, as being acquired by a corporate giant like EA might put an end to CD Projekt’s independence and consumer-friendly way of doing things. The rumour spread like wildfire and even CD Projekt Red had to issue an official statement denying it, as it was based on a source who claimed to be an employee of the company but actually wasn’t, and the website that reported the whole thing had not done their due diligence. So this was a case of too much ado about nothing, it seems.