Rumour: Activision looking to buy Take Two?

Having killed off its musical hero games and the latest entry to True Crime, Activision are now rumoured to be looking at buying Take Two to fill the game shaped holes in its portfolio.

If true, and more importantly if successful, the Call of Duty publisher will have the likes of Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption and Bioshock under its branding umbrella.

“There are very strong rumours amongst people at a very senior level within the global business,” a senior executive told MCV this week. “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.”

This follows the news of Activision’s closure of Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and True Crime: Hong Kong earlier this week because the publisher believed that it was not possible to make the games profitable in the current market.

Spotted on MCV

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One comment

  1. I have to say, this news is a little frightening. My respect for Activision is rather shaky, and I don’t like the idea of them controlling so much of the video game industry’s power. I’m glad to see the Guitar Hero series make a final farewell– I have no ill will towards the games; I’m just tired of them– but I’m hoping Take Two stays out of Activision’s reach for now.

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