Rumor/Speculation: Market speculates that Sony could buy Take Two (SEE UPDATE IN OP)

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vivftp

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Oct 29, 2017
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Huh.

If Sony had that kind of money, I wish they'd just spend that expanding their studios so that they'll all be Take Two in scope rather than outright buying them.
Sony are already greatly expanding their existing studios. If these rumors are true then it's anyone's guess at Sonys reasoning for doing it. I think this thread has covered pretty much all possibilities at some point or another.
 

Aries Zeigald

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Oct 27, 2017
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But they already expand their own studios?
Sony are already greatly expanding their existing studios. If these rumors are true then it's anyone's guess at Sonys reasoning for doing it. I think this thread has covered pretty much all possibilities at some point or another.
Yeah, I just mean they have room to spend more. It's just my personal feelings though as I don't have an affinity with Take Two games and I'd rather that money go somewhere else.
 

modiz

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this acquisition would have been (of course not happening until we get further evidence) hilarious to me because MS bought obsidian and sony would not allow them to continue using the outer worlds IP lol.
 

Coloursheep

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Assuming there's any truth to this and if Sony can get them for around that price they definitely should. Keep the WWE games multi-platform because they aren't system sellers for a significant number of players, if they can keep basketball off xbox then they should. Anything else, GTA, Bioshock, Mafia should go console exclusive and release a PC version a year later. If they had their PS5 event with a trailer for RDR2 Remastered, GTAVI, new Bioshock and NBA exclusive on PS5 along with what they already have how does Microsoft counter that?
 

Solace

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Finally, a thread to dethrone FFXIII going multiplatform, holy shit!
I couldn't care less for GTA but if I were Sony, this would have been the perfect move to deflect literall maximum damage to both Google and MS simultaneously.
MS could by all the studios in the world, Google could bring whatever it thinks is thr next big thing to the table, but nothing is comparable to GTA at the moment and probably the forseeable future.
Holy shit again indeed. If true.
 

vivftp

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OK, I know there's the whole aspect of money involved here, but what other factors are there that might make Take Two consider Sony over another buyer? How well have Take Two and Sony gotten along in the past? Problems? Best buds? Would Take Twos board give any consideration to what they think might be best for the employees long term as well, or is it all about the share holders?
 

modiz

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OK, I know there's the whole aspect of money involved here, but what other factors are there that might make Take Two consider Sony over another buyer? How well have Take Two and Sony gotten along in the past? Problems? Best buds? Would Take Twos board give any consideration to what they think might be best for the employees long term as well, or is it all about the share holders?
well, rockstar have a very good relationship with sony, and they both make cinematic focused games. it could be that made rockstar agree to sony over other publishers and Rockstar probably have a big affect on decisions taken within T2.
 

mazi

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Assuming there's any truth to this and if Sony can get them for around that price they definitely should. Keep the WWE games multi-platform because they aren't system sellers for a significant number of players, if they can keep basketball off xbox then they should. Anything else, GTA, Bioshock, Mafia should go console exclusive and release a PC version a year later. If they had their PS5 event with a trailer for RDR2 Remastered, GTAVI, new Bioshock and NBA exclusive on PS5 along with what they already have how does Microsoft counter that?
jesus
 

ZhugeEX

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Oct 24, 2017
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Closing thread for now.

If there is a reliable site that reports on this in the future then feel free to make a new thread.

 
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