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Please god no. This better not happen.



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Esquoret said:

Does that mean Bioshock series is also in danger?

According to Wiki...

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take-Two_Interactive

 There are these franchises under Take Two:

BioShock series
Borderlands series
Civilization series
Grand Theft Auto series
Mafia series
Manhunt series
Max Payne series
Midnight Club series
MLB 2K series
NBA 2K series
NHL 2K series
Railroad Tycoon series
Red Dead series
Serious Sam series
Stronghold series
Tropico series
Codename Eagle series

Gearbox owns Borderlands, though they might have an exclusive publishing deal in place with 2K.  Same for Croteam and Serious Sam.  TT has no involvement with Tropico anymore though, they definitely don't own that (Kalypso published Tropico 3-4).



They obviously want to rely on these companies because they are awful at making games, I'm sorry it's the truth.



If this happens Rockstar, Irrational and Firaxis better all get the Blizzard treatment.

Though I don't see any of those guys letting themselves be pressured in releasing games at a fixed time.



non-gravity said:

If this happens Rockstar, Irrational and Firaxis better all get the Blizzard treatment.

Though I don't see any of those guys letting themselves be pressured in releasing games at a fixed time.

Agreed.   Fold irrational back into Rockstar, then let the major teams there work as is (and keep the Rockstar branding).  I think Firaxis under Activision would be fine though, Civilization is already on a pretty frequent schedule.

2K would all go under Activision.  I'm sure a lot of resources would be put into 2K Sports, Activision would LOVE to have a piece of the annual sports game pie.  When is EA's NFL exclusivity contract up again?



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so how much bigger is activision compared to take two? Does activision really have enough to buy take two?



SpartenOmega117 said:

so how much bigger is activision compared to take two? Does activision really have enough to buy take two?

 

Edit: a better way to look at it would probably be market eveluation with Activision-Blizzard siting at 13.21B and take 2 siting at 1.37B.

If take 2 want more stability and to keep their identity they would be better off merging with ZeniMax Media (Bethesda) or THQ IMO and a merger with ether of those companies would make them one of the biggest publishers around.



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zarx said:
SpartenOmega117 said:

so how much bigger is activision compared to take two? Does activision really have enough to buy take two?

 

Let me put it this way last year take 2 made $334.3 Million in revenue, Activision-Blizzard made $4,447 Million (that's almost 4 and a half Billion) so more than 13*larger. 

If take 2 want more stability and to keep their identity they would be better off merging with ZeniMax Media (Bethesda) or THQ IMO and a merger with ether of those companies would make them one of the biggest publishers around.

I think that Take 2 number is for one quartre only. 

On a yearly basis it should be more like 1,1 billion. Still four times as small.



zarx said:
SpartenOmega117 said:

so how much bigger is activision compared to take two? Does activision really have enough to buy take two?

 

Let me put it this way last year take 2 made $334.3 Million in revenue, Activision-Blizzard made $4,447 Million (that's almost 4 and a half Billion) so more than 13*larger. 

If take 2 want more stability and to keep their identity they would be better off merging with ZeniMax Media (Bethesda) or THQ IMO and a merger with ether of those companies would make them one of the biggest publishers around.

While you're at it, do you have the figures for the likes of EA and Ubisoft?



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