EA not the only company interested in Take-Two
- Posted February 29th, 2008 at 13:07 EDT by
- 31 Comments
Last Sunday, we reported Take-Two Interactive has rejected the deal to be acquired by Electronic Arts but will be interested in negotiations further down the road. This deal would have given EA the rights over both Rockstar Games and 2K Games which are both power contenders in the industry.
Now, it is reported that EA is only one of many companies who are playing around with the idea of acquiring Take-Two. During a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company stated that there has been "informal indications of interest in a business combination," however the company "has not engaged in any substantive discussions with any party (including EA) with respect to a business combination."
Currently we do not have any idea which companies are involved for the bid to gain control over Take-Two, but a possible contender includes Activision Blizzard, which has made their fair share of moves in the past to gain ground against EA. We will continue to update you on this possible buyout/merger/takeover as more develops.
- 5:03pm EST - February 29th, 2008
Sony should buy them - we need to get back our exclusive games.
EA sometimes pretends to like Sony but all their actions speak differently. PS3 games suck when EA is involved. They treat us like afterthoughts. ANYONE but EA - those guys are aligned with MS.
- 6:51pm EST - February 29th, 2008
sony should try and buy take two out.......maybe the other company IS sony?
- 7:56pm EST - February 29th, 2008
yeah.... i vote for SONY to buy Take-Two .... Lets go SONY step it up...
- 11:49pm EST - February 29th, 2008
It would in Sony's best interest to buy them, I'll take Activsion or EA if it came down to it.
- 1:06am EST - March 1st, 2008
It would be ideal if Sony bought T2 but I cant see it happening due to the money involved I doubt the potential returns would make such a deal justifiable .... although I would love Sony to prove me wrong
- 1:54am EST - March 1st, 2008
psn id: gingo... yeah i think sony should buy them out it would make sense since rockstar started on a playstation console
- 6:32am EST - March 1st, 2008
Sony must buy them out
- 6:43am EST - March 1st, 2008
I wouldn't be surprised, with their rights on Rockstar and 2k and more recently EA's push for their attainment others definitely want in as well.
- 8:39am EST - March 1st, 2008
The best thing that could happen is Sony buying Take-Two,and hence being in charge of EVERYTHING GTA.
- 8:29pm EST - March 1st, 2008
I think T-T is going to reject all of EA's offers after everyone sees how horribly they do "business."
- 1:30pm EST - March 3rd, 2008
If Activision takes over Take 2. We will get good games like World of GTA(GTAmmo and Tony hawks grand theft auto(Skateboarding with guns), If Ea takes over take 2. GTA 2009 with bugs.No more 2K sports, will certainly close down Rockstar after 2 years. Ea actually made a bid for Ubisoft meaning Rayman Raving rabbids 2009 and ruining TC endwar online noooooooooo.
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