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Sony To Buy Rockstar?

According to PSU Sources Sony are ready to take Rockstar "under their wings".

"We were coming from a joint Sony, Activision event there in Southern California, when we were told something we definitely weren't ready for.

The discussion at Tengu was fairly simple in its scope: various sources in the press and development team state that Sony is looking to take Rockstar "under their wings". While we learned that any agreement Sony and Take Two entered into would not affect the upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV, such an agreement would presumably affect any future releases from Rockstar, including the new franchise Sony has been discussing and L.A. Noire, which looks likely to be a PS3 exclusive at this point as well."

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SuperSaiyan43782d ago

If anyone has enough cash to grab them its Microsoft BUT...

If Rockstar feel that the PS3 is their calling and they can only make games they want on that system only then Sony dont need to make an insane offer at all lol.

kingofps33782d ago (Edited 3782d ago )

Sony could buy anybody any day. Microsoft can't buy sh1t but trouble. Rockstar is already starting to go Sony exclusive. They are just wasting time and resources on the 360 platform. People, well most of them, at Rockstar are smart and I am sure we will be hearing some confirmation on the matter soon.

Michael Pacher is an "idiot", and it's true. Why would Rockstar want to develop more title exclusively on PLAYSTATION 3 if they are having "difficulties" with that particular system? I blame the Xbox 1.5 for all this mess that caused the delay of GTA 4.

Anything but Cute3782d ago

Is it in Sony's best interest to buy Rockstar? I mean come on the GTA series is getting a little stale. You have to be honest. The formula isn't new anymore. It's not GTA III anymore.

Outside of GTA, is Rockstar that good? What other huge big selling franchises do they have? And what have they showen after GTA 3 to really make you think they're that good?

I say if you're gonna buy someone go with one of those huge Japanese players like Capcom, Konami, Square Enix.

kingofps33782d ago

"You all are just being gamers and fanboys." You must be kidding. What are you doing here at N4G (News4Gamers) otherwise.

"Outside of GTA, is Rockstar that good? What other huge big selling franchises do they have?"

Bully
The Warriors
Manhunt
Max Payne
Midnight Club
Red Dead Revolver
L.A. Noire
Rockstar Old West PS3 Project [untitled]
Rockstar PS3 Exclusive Project [untitled]

:P

teh CoMMish3782d ago

To stop losing exclusives. End of story.

Chexd3782d ago (Edited 3782d ago )

R* didnt make Max Payne...they published it. Alan Wake creators (Remedy) created it, and was The WArriors that succsesfull?

I still think GTA is the only sandbox game to play but there are other far more creative companies out there to buy....i mean cmon..manhunt,bully? All just more mature games and not really any creative risks. They just make contronersial games for the publicity. Not like Bully or The Warriors were any master stroke of genius. Just controversial. They werent bad...just not AAA stuff.

Just my opinion. I just think personally Sony would be better of buying say Capcom. A varied company with varied games that still sell consoles, REsident Evil and Dead Rising for example.

Just my thoughts :)

EDIT: Lmao just realised i named to "zombie" games under the "diversity" heading haha but yuo get my drift. Lost Planet being another succsessful game.

Mr Murda3782d ago (Edited 3782d ago )

"Outside of GTA, is Rockstar that good? What other huge big selling franchises do they have?"

Bully
The Warriors
Manhunt
Max Payne
Midnight Club
Red Dead Revolver
L.A. Noire
Rockstar Old West PS3 Project [untitled]
Rockstar PS3 Exclusive Project [untitled] "

Dude, you're garbage. Half of those games haven't even come out yet, and only a couple meet the criteria you tried to match them up to. "What other HUGE BIG selling franchises do they have?" ....All you did was list all of their franchises, not the HUGE BIG selling ones. I can only see a couple on that list that qualify, Max Payne and Midnight Club. Red Dead Revolver and Bully were pretty much garbage. Manhunt was OK, but was hardly a HUGE BIG success. The Warriors? Who even played that?

Man, I can't wait for another few weeks when you're back in school and can't post this junk.

djt233781d ago

yea what happend to Max Payne because it was really good game
rockstar have some really good games but i dont want sony to buy the company

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TnS3782d ago

Do you remember that they stated that Mark Rein told them that UT3 supports PS3 to PC crossplatform play?

TriggerHappy3782d ago (Edited 3782d ago )

I will wait for IGN or a more reliable source with a REAL confirmation.

EDIT: PSU has been putting a bunch of bullsh!t out lately. Anyone remember the "X Gaming in UT3 Confirmed for PS3 and PC news ?

MK_Red3782d ago

Agreed. It looks really unlikely but what matters here on N4G is that this post will become the hottest story of the month if I'm not mistaken. Good find!

TriggerHappy3782d ago

Is the same rumor that started a few days back, worded in a different way with different elements thrown in.

Salvadore3782d ago

Weren't they the ones who said Alan Wake is heading for PS3?

TriggerHappy3782d ago

Nah. the Alan Wake rumor was started by a Amazon listing of the game on PS3 , i could be wrong.

Staircase3782d ago

"Do you remember that they stated that Mark Rein told them that UT3 supports PS3 to PC crossplatform play?"

Is that officially debunked now?

TriggerHappy3782d ago

It has not been debunked and it has not been confirmed..it hangs in the balance now

Lumbo3782d ago

Considering their handling of the "cross platform play confirmed" news i'll say "keep your sh*t rumours, i'll stay with real news sources.

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masterg3782d ago

Lets wait and see. So far this is only a rumor.
It would be an awesome buy for Sony if true.

Sevir043782d ago

i'll wait and see
if Sony buys Rockstar then it would be a huge moveon sony's part. but i doubt it considering the contract they have with MS and the 2 exclusives content for GTA, not only that but bully and manhunt are all multiplatform. so this is like Meh but it would be cool to know if this was true. this would mean that rockstar would have open access to everything in sony's development library and resources.

and know MS isn't the only company with deep pocket. sony is just as rich none the less. and has been in the buisness alot longer. still

this news is to be taken with a grain of salt.

Umbrella Corp3782d ago

I would love to see how this would play out i think of the console war as a big sissie nerd fight.

achira3782d ago

come on ppl that cant be true, but í hope it is true, would be nice.