Original article: Stubborn rumors predict that the big American distributor Take-Two is about to swallow the British company Codemasters - and gain a significant foothold in the field of driving titles
The year 2020 has provided us with One of the largest and most surprising deals in the history of the video game market, When Microsoft decided to entertain itself with a new toy In the form of American distributor Bethesda Which was composed itself of several studios Development Smaller ones she has acquired over the years.
We now have news that the big takeovers of this challenging and bizarre year are not over yet, with prophecies about a real possibility that Microsoft will also acquire Sega The Japanese - and also estimates that the American Take-Two Interactive is in talks to acquire the veteran British developer and distributor Codemasters.
The acquisition, valued at £ 750 million which is almost $ 993 billion ($ 2 million, for those who insist), could become official over the next year and significantly strengthen the competitiveness of the company which owns the 2K Games brand, including the 2K Sports family featuring the famous NBA XNUMXK series , And also the Rockstar Entertainment company that apparently sells to almost every average gaming enthusiast thanks to its huge hits GTA And Red Dead Redemption.
Codemasters, for its part, was founded in the city of Benbury in England somewhere in 1986 and has become an expert in the racing world in the modern age, thanks to its Dirt brands (formerly Colin McRae Rally) and GRID and also thanks to the official F1 game series that gets updated every year. Become the new landlord.
A perfect combination or a recipe for disaster that will get into trouble the company that has managed to exist independently with dignity for almost 35 years? We will try to remain optimistic and hope for the best, although it is hard to ignore the controversial approaches and business practices that have made the name of Take-Two (and its CEO Strauss Zelnik, who is also the chairman of the board) a kind of derogatory nickname in the mouths of many players. Hear voices of apprehension and disappointment across the network if and when this deal is officially completed.
updating: At videogameschronicle.com Report Because both parties have indeed reached an agreement on the deal, for better or worse (depending on which direction you look at it), and now the plans are to complete the deal and make it final and official during the first quarter of 2021. We will continue to follow and provide you updates on the grandiose move in the near future!