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Very interesting. If true, this would be an absolutely incredible statement from Sony. This would be a PS2 era type move if true. Bioshock, Borderlands, Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K, and Red Dead, among others, exclusive to PlayStation Hardware and PlayStation Now would drive the steak in their market leadership deep into the ground.

If this turns out true, color me extremely impressed with Sony.



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We might see record console sales for Sony if true. Especially if Rockstar and T2 do exclusive games. This is mindblowing. I don't care much for T2 or Rockstar's games but I know a ton of people do and this would be the greatest studio/company acquisition probably in the history of videogames.



Yes someone talked about it on a french board.
As long as I can play GTA, I'm good.



Sony would be buying them for like $14 billion, Sony's Marketcap is about $60 billion. I just don't see Sony having that much cash to offer and on top of that, would take 2 really add that much value to Sony. Yes it would be cool to get 100% of that GTA money, but they'd need much more output.

Sounds like an idea a board member threw out to Sony that then got exaggerated by a investor to try and raise the value of Take 2 to sell while its high.



     

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Geralt99 said:
Imagine a game with "sony interactive entertainment presents" and then rockstar games logo appearing on screen.
Gives me chills just thinking about it.

Uh .... why?

I kind of get wanting first party studios to expand in number and also being happy that a talented company is joining as a first party developer for a console you like. It adds the perceived notion of value that not only are you getting something, but it's special only for this specific purchase you made.

But it really wouldn't affect anything else aside from that. Take-Two is already in the business of making critically acclaimed massive sellers and they don't need more money or support. 

Quite literally all it would do would lock the game from more people xD I really can't see Take-Two making their games much differently under Sony.



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shikamaru317 said:
These talks need to fall through. This would be truly awful for Xbox and PC gamers, losing future GTA, Red Dead, Borderlands, Bioshock, NBA 2K, etc. releases.

Could be bad news for Sony fans as well, as this could set a bad precedent that would lead to Microsoft and Google (who is also trying to break into the gaming market) buying up other big 3rd party publishers like Bethesda, Ubisoft, EA, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, etc. in order to try and compete against Sony. 3rd party multiplats could disappear almost entirely if this happens. We need to be moving toward a future with less exclusives honestly, not more exclusives.

I have no problem with that, let Google buy Ubisoft, and Microsoft buy EA.

If these companies want to bolster their Libraries, and dig in for the Streaming future, that is great news. If this would mean future titles from Take-Two, EA, and Ubisoft have a 1st Party level of polish, then we all win.

I have no problem subscribing to PS Now, Game Pass, and Google Stream. Ideally, at a minimum the streaming service would be available on all platforms, with native support on PC and each individual companies hardware. To me that would make owning the hardware, and subscribing to the services much more enticing.



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I find this hard to believe simply because what would the incentive be for Take-Two to wanna get bought out by any company? They're not hurting for money by any means, just look at all the cash they're making from GTA V and GTA Online from multiple systems alone and how Red Dead Redemption 2 has sold and will continue to sell.

Why choose to limit that to one system?



No.



Sony can easily leverage banks for a cash buyout of Take-Two, companies do it all the time. Disney used $36 billion (of a $71 Billion dollar deal) of bank financing to help it purchase Fox's entertainment assets.

In Sony's case they can put $1-2 billion of their own cash, sell its stake in Spotify for another $1 billion, give $2 billion in shares and finance the rest.



Then Microsoft buys EA they will own fifa, madden,nhl, star wars , sims, etc. Yes do it Sony so that Microsoft aswell is tempted to spend big



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