Rumor crazed: Microsoft could buy Take-Two – parent company of Rockstar and 2K Games

A new rumor has appeared on the network, according to which the corporation Microsoft and Take-Two Interactive may enter into a large-scale merger agreement.

Information about this has recently appeared from various sources, which drew attention to the Spanish portal SomosXbox

Also, the editor Windows Central Jez Corden told in the latest episode of The Xbox Two podcast that previously also heard from several reliable sources and a possible deal between Microsoft and Take-Two

“I heard a few months ago from a couple of very reliable industry sources that the next big studio or publisher to be acquired could be Take-Two. But that was a long time ago. a lot of time.

I don’t know if this is true. I mean, I don’t have hard evidence, but this is old industry rumor and there was a lot of talk that Take-Two might be looking for a buyer and the like. Again, I have no idea if this is true. I haven’t seen any documents and you guys know how much I love documents. “

The latest purchase by Microsoft was ZeniMax Media, which the American corporation acquired for $ 7.5 billion.

However, unlike ZeniMax, Take-Two is a publicly traded company, which Corden notes could complicate the deal. In addition, publishing costs significantly more – the market capitalization of T2 is now estimated at over $ 18 billion. If the rumor was true, Microsoft would have to pay a really huge amount, although if you remember that the corporation was ready to give up to $ 30 billion for Tik-Tok, the deal no longer seems so impossible.

Moreover, if purchased, Microsoft will become the owner of a whole pile of world-famous franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, Civilization, XCOM, BioShock, Mafia and many others.

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