Take-Two Interactive Software, publisher of the popular "Grand Theft Auto" video game series, is trading near a six-year high Friday on a report that Activision Blizzard might make an acquisition offer.
Well I'll be darned if this aint some scary shit... If this actually goes down prepare for yearly GTA releases... Nice knowing you R*
Activision and it's acquisitions... GTA will become an anual franchise and RDR2 will be about space cowboys, I'm so excited that I might hurt myself when that happens -.-
Somehow i find that hard to believe, considering how much money they spent on saving themselves from Vivendi. I do wonder though, how much could a deal like this be worth?
Debt is still cheap they will just borrow more money. Take-Two currently has a 1.87 billion market cap and I believe they turned down a $2 billion offer from EA in 2008 so I'm guessing Activision will make a bid between 2.5 and 3 billion.
there's no "similar goals" between Activision and T2. I call it BS. Also Why in hell T2 would sell it self to Activision when they made more than +2B from a single game last year.
The ONLY possible reason I would be okay with this is if Activision could pay the hefty fee required to buy back a share of the NFL License and maybe NFL 2k could come back. Beyond that pipe dream, I hope this fails.
There is no way it would happen, I don't claim to be an analyst but I wouldn't be surprised if T2 is worth MORE than Activision, and in more of a position to buy the other one out, though why would they? Activision makes the worst games around and destroys everything that was once good.
HELL NO , I don't want GTA to be released every year so please no. I hope T2 reject this.
I hope not Activision is my least favorite game company, they destroy game franchises.
I know right EA do the same but at least you can still play on them and they are pretty well made. Nothing Activision has made over the years has been solid Destiny looks decent but it's a deal, they don't own Bungie
It's about movies btw. Title is exterme clickbait
Strike that am on drugs.....
Honestly this seems impossible due to the monopolistic nature of a acquisition like that.
Take-Two is very independent. Plus Take-Two is worth a lot. GTA itself is a cash cow and I have a hard enough time seeing Activision just buying that, let alone Bioshock, NBA2K, WWE2k, and Borderlands. That's not to mention Red Dead, Max Payne, and whatever else they own. Forgot, Take-Two owns Civilization lol. Not going to happen. Edit: To add more, GTA itself has sold more then 185 million copies. Lets say each person bought GTA for $20 (which of course is extremely low). That would put the revenue at 3.7 billion and profits around 3 billion right? That is a billion more then what EA offered for the company and they were turned down. This is all not to mention the prestigious nature of Take-Two games. They don't just win awards once then die in a spiraling plane crash (Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero, CoD unless they fix it). Since GTA3, GTA has been winning Game of the Year. Since birth Civilization has been winning Game of the Year. Since Bioshock, the series has been nominated for Game of the Year. Borderlands has a huge fan following. Their sports titles are praised more then others. This is all without mentioning that their next new IP with Turtle Rock has won many Game of Shows. If Activision gets them it will be the gaming news of the century. Bigger then Microsoft entering the console market.
This is a good business move that's bad for gamers! I don't want to see it happen, but it most likely will!
Sorry, yearly watered-down GTA games really aren't my cup of tea.
Take-Two should tell Activision hell mother fucking no.
Great, better than that just EA. /s
I hope such a deal doesnt happen.
Good bye GTA, hello anual GTA realeses :( ala Assasins Creed milk it to death
Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft. But yes Activision does abuse their franchises. The Houser brothers won't make a GTA game more often though.
The Houser brothers are gonna leave R* if this ever happen.
They need to stay the hell away, actually. No touchy the Take-Two
Noooooo! Hopefully Red Dead is far into development before they get their dirty hands on Take Two :x
So, I guess none of you are buying Destiny then? I know people like to hate on these big companies but EA was the most hated company last month until access. Gamers have very short memories. Destiny is doomed I guess. Do you really think Bungie will release Destiny every year? To Rockstar won't release a game every year....come on people lets be realistic here...I know that everyone like to hate on Activision but come on. Guess Destiny not going to sell then....
Bungie are independent, so therefore Activision do not own them or the Destiny IP. We can all assume that Destiny is safe for the time being.
I guess nobody on here knows about the deal R* has with Take-two in which if Take-two is bought by another company R* will not be included in the sale. R* will then become and independent company.
Do you have any citation for this? Last time I checked Rockstar Games was a fully owned subsidiary of Take-Two.
Yeah thats like bethesda game studios is owned by bethesda softworks which is owned by zenimax.
Rockstar IS fully owned by Take-2 but thats a contract deal if Take-2 is bought R* would then become their own independent studio and let me see if I can find the source.
Lol Skylander and CoD isnt enough activition?