CVG: Addressing ongoing rumours concerning a buyout of GTA publisher Take-Two, the firm's chief operating officer has said the company represents "a very attractive investment".
lol lets just hope it stays multiplat, so everyone can enjoy the game on their respective platform. Ill take the PC version thanks you :) Edit: Lol @ people wanting everything to become exclusive.
not gonna happen, EA maybe, let's hope its not Activision
if sony does it, microsoft would be soooo screwed.
Who's rumored to be involved in the buyout?
Activision? Hopefully not..
No i doubt Take Two will accept their offer even if it's high,, their Vision are way Difference.
Don't count out MS! Keep in mind they did buy a has been in Rare for 350 million! Also, their efforts to try to have their own GTA type game in Crackdown has pretty much failed. I guarantee they are at least considering it! It's probably more realistic that EA or Acti will try to buy in though. I would say Sony should try to buy, but the recent outage and several other factors make me wonder if they are in a position to make such a purchase.
lol What ever happened to Rare they used to make some of my favorite games like Goldeneye 007 and Killer Instinct. Then M$ bought them and they disappeared.
i doubt sony is dropping half a billion to buy take two they never said how much they bought media molecule like people have this thought that sony can spend there entire worth to buy another company
Didn't they drop that much when they bought MM? I forgot but I think it was in the 250-500 Mil range. Anyone wanna clarify?
lol half billion ? u talk about Take Two! their price much higher then that. we talk about Rockstar and 2K we talk about GTA, RDR, BioShock, 2K Sports, Mafia, bully etc..... i would say 1 billion and above Edit: that's why i wrote etc..
... Civ series?
take two stocks dropped by almost 50 percent from 2008-2009 from then 25 dolalrs to now 14 dollars they have 2,048,650 shares on the market take two revenue in 2009 was close to 1 billion and even with that they still werent able to enter profitability Ea's offer in 2007 was 2 billion which i think is a lie since EA is worth worth 3 biliion but as i said this is before take twos stock plumeted then you gotta take into account that we are talking about a video game company which is risky since they make there money buy selling video games have a good year and make good revenue have a bad year make no revenue its the MAIN REASON why sony is not spening 1 billion to pick up take two is a stupid proposition
Apple. At least they could afford them. (joke, before people kick off)
A little far-fetched, but they are one of the few with the capital to do it. Apple, MS and Activision are the only ones I see as capable of doing it. God help us all if Activision do it, though. That would have a few anti-trust issues surrounding it, I'm sure.
EA has the capital to do it as well as a bunch of just plain investment groups like the one that owned Bioware/Pandemic for a few years.
The different combinations are fantastic. Imagine if any of the console manufacturers bought them, or heaven forbid, Apple or Google! I think they should stay independent of the big boys for a little while longer though.
i doubt sony is dropping close to a billion to buy take two
. Looks like take-two is looking for money and getting the information out there. Here's the problem... What if GTA flops??? That's their baby right there, with out that, they are not anywhere near what THEY THINK they are. They have other IP's and they have been a success but you know what they say, when things go, they go fast. Look at the two Ex Rockstar guys that will be making LBP on the PS Vita. There is a big opportunities out there right now. What if these guys just leave like Rare did to M$??? Investing a little money is good, but if you don't have the rights then you don't have control and that changes everything. This brngs me to M$ investment... M$ invested heavily with these guys and look what happen...nothing. The Ps3 received the exact same DLC, sure a little later but the sales were not much different. M$ is still licking their wounds after that rumored to be 50+ million mess. I think that was one of the final straws in MGS head Robbie Bach coffin, Alan wake another, Circus solei yet another and of course Stevie B's quest to take all the credit for Kinect...O_o I think they miss that M$ 50 million and are hoping lighting strikes twice...well see if there are any biters.
I hope nintendo buys them. they said they were prepared to invest for the Wii u so do it nintendo.
I'm sure with some lipstick,some eyeliner and a bath you will be :p
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