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Report – Activision Planning To Acquire Take-Two

by Ernice Gilbert on February 11th, 2011, under Activision/Bilzzard, News, Take-Two

How would you like it if GTA, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, Agent and other big name Take-Two games, including Bioshock and Max Payne ended up in the hands of mega-publisher, Acitivision? According to strong rumors amongst many industry executives, it might just happen.

An anonymous senior games executive told MCV that, “there are very strong rumours amongst people at a very senior level within the global business.”

The source added: “But there’re not much more than that at the moment – they are just rumours. And, of course, given Activision’s news this week, everyone is now looking to see what their next move is. But you can definitely put two and two together and make four-ish.”

Will Take-Two budge? Well, it’s not the first time the company has been eyed for a takeover by another behemoth: EA tried the stunt back in 2008 but was unsuccessful, although they offered Take-Two a tempting $2 billion.

Still, this is plausible, as Acitivision recently announced that it’s putting to rest the Guitar Hero and True Crime franchises.

We’ll hopefully hear more soon.

5 Comments

  1. Fri, 11th Feb 2011 at 1:09 pm

    :( Someone has to remain free of the Acti/EA monolith dominating the industry.

  2. Fri, 11th Feb 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Agreed.

  3. Fri, 11th Feb 2011 at 1:35 pm

    no man this cant happen, if this happens will never buy a take two game again

  4. Fri, 11th Feb 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Hopefully it will not happen. Take-Two can stand on its own TWO feet : )

  5. Sat, 12th Feb 2011 at 10:43 am

    yeah i think it’s a bad idea from a gamer’s perspective. But this is a business decision. i hope it doesn’t happen though.

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