Wow. I’m stunned. This morning Electronic Arts – the most license milking games publisher on the planet – has offered nearly $2 billion in cash for taking over GTA4 developer Take Two interactive. The initial offer was $25 per share and $26 per share after Take Two declined the first offer.
However, EA isn’t going to give up that easily.
“Our strong preference is to conduct a private negotiation,” the letter stated. “If you are unwilling to proceed on that basis, however, we may pursue other means, including the public disclosure of this letter, to bring our offer and the compelling value it represents to the attention of Take-Two’s shareholders.”
Holy crap balls, I must say.
So basically EA isn’t going to stop that easily and will do everything in order to Take Over Take Two Interactive.
Why am I pissed of at this? Let’s take Burnout or NFS as an example. When was the last year that you didn’t have one of those games?
Imagine a _NEW_ (or slightly modified) GTA every year. That would mean that there won’t be totally unique and amazing games, they would rather milk the license until it’s worn out – and still make a buttload of cash. Man, I hope T2 won’t fall before EA.