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EA could make GTA games without Rockstar - Pachter

Should EA's proposed acquisition of Take-Two go ahead, Electronic Arts could make more Grand Theft Auto titles without the original Rockstar North developers, according to Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter.

If the original GTA team decided to quit the company, EA could still make approximately USD 150 million from the game, using the acquired technology and intellectual property.

"The game could likely be released every two years, but its success and profitability will depend upon whether the creative talent responsible for the first four versions is retained, and upon the price commanded by this talent for their contribution," commented Pachter.

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renegade3378d ago

they will ruin gta if they make it alone

decapitator3378d ago

Enough with ea shi... up Franchises. we mustn't allow this to happen gamers. Buy TT2 stocks now.

If not and EA acquires Rockstar, the line up will looks like this :

GTA5: The Sims Edition
GTA6: Spore-ized
GTA7: Sims Spore 2

guys, buy some TT2 stocks now.

TheIneffableBob3378d ago

Buying stocks won't do anything.

blacsheep3378d ago

are a cancer within the body of gaming

wow4u3378d ago

@1.3

"a cancer"? Really? There are big players, and there are smaller players.

The Big Studios are responisble for some great titles, and there are small studios that deliver turds too.

Hey, EA haters: Activision is bigger, you can start hating them instead now if you want.

fusionboxer3378d ago

they DID NOT just say that!

/end stereotypical outburst

Anyway as much as we'd all love to see another GTA title every 2 years, i can with confidence say that EA is no Insomniac and i doubt they could innovate and improve every other year like insomniac has shown so far with the ps3.

In the same vein I hate to say it, but i rather have EA take the tech and make an exclusive game to either the 360 or ps3 so that they could really pull the potential out of whatever hardware they work on. I'm tired of all this multi platform lowest common denominator crap when i know these studios with talented (poorly advised) people working under EA could do a lot better.

Look at examples of various exclusive titles that sell in the millions. If the game is well made and advertised then it will sell well. You don't need to make the same game on every console EA. Just make one slick and smooth running title exclusive to one system and you may just get the same rep as developers like Bungie, Insomniac, Kojima productions, Epic Games, or bioware/pandemic.

RJ20003378d ago

"a cancer"? Really? There are big players, and there are smaller players.

The Big Studios are responisble for some great titles, and there are small studios that deliver turds too.

Hey, EA haters: Activision is bigger, you can start hating them instead now if you want. """
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Hmmm whats the difference between EA and Activision... o yeah EA makes one decent game and re releases it for 4 years. Activision makes quality products.

EA only wants profit.

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xaphanze3378d ago (Edited 3378d ago )

of course they can make it.It's not the first time we see games getting ruined because original company werent developing it.
And damn we're talking about EA here.

Bnet3433378d ago

they ruin everything so wtf, EA sucks balls dude, ill be pissed off if take two goes through with this

XBOX 3603378d ago

It's not like TT has a choice.

sleepbox3378d ago

I am sick of this Patcher douche.

Silellak3378d ago

GTA: Pets
GTA: Livin' Large
GTA: Bon Voyage
GTA: Open for Business
GTA: Nightlife
GTA: House Party
GTA: Superstar
GTA: Makin' Magic