VG247: "EA has made a tender offer of $26 per share for Take-Two, an offer valued at approximately $2 billion and a 64 percent premium over Take-Two's closing stock price on February 15, the date of the last bid to be rejected by Take-Two's board."
oh god, this is gonna be an end of an era for the GTA series at least. were going to see Sh2ty GTA games every year.
I reckon we're about to see the rise of the "new EA". I believe them when they say they're targeting quality. I don't reckon they'll destroy GTA.
I'm more affraid of EA actually making theyre own Console sooner or later and securing Exclusives right now. EA Console is my worst nightmare to the gaming industry
Looking at track history and EA's corporate culture, I would say PWNSAUSE might be right. It would be nice to think like some that it may signal the change of EA for the better but history has a habit of repeating itself. It is also very hard to change an established culture and once T2 gets bought than the EA internal politics and vultures will set in. I do not see this ending well. The only good thing that could come out of it is for more people leaving and making excellent spin-off games like Crackdown at other studios. As for EA, they will be left with named franchises to squeeze the life out of.
you got all wrong it should work other way around and goes like this "EA they're targeting quantity over quality" so be sure to expect every GTA sequel in every 2 years if they're successfully acquired the company take over
Can't say am not surprised. Saw this coming a mile away. And with T2 share holders suing them, is just a matter of time.
I don't see why T2's shareholders would reject it.
This is bollocks!!
EA, STOP ACTING LIKE YOUR PLAYING F***ING MONOPOLY ALL THE TIME!!
"hostile take over" you gotta think a minute to relaise what SICK system we have here. EA: "We want to own you" T2: "We dont want to be owned" EA: "We make you want to be owned" wtf is wrong with this crap
EA should change their name to MonopolEA
:) That's funny.
Take-Two's a public company. It's affectively up for sale permanently. I'm quite excited :)
We know this is happening. this isn't new news.
I really think EA is evolving and trying to put a better quality product out there (Just look at Army of Two, Burnout P. and the upcoming Dead Space). As a company they have reorganized and are attempting to give developers more autonomy and creative freedom. Plus now they have some high profile titles (assuming they take over 2K) that will be coming out with sequels: Mass Effect, Bioshock, GTA. All eyes will be on them to not screw these franchises up and I imagine the hardcore crowd will be quite vocal if they do.
The only caveat will be sports. They will have their monopoly on sports, so hopefully they won't become complacent. Peter Moore is no stranger to a vocal fanbase.
I could be wrong and they could go back to being the same old EA and that would be a shame. If that happens I hope the talented teams they devoured would break away and create new IP just as good as their last.
These fools are really going for there own console. They are buying up guaranteed first party support.
EA + MS partnership for the next console, one console to rule them all. At least that's their dream.
OHHHH i think that take two is not going to let this one pass
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