Activision could be planning to make an offer to buy out Grand Theft Auto V publisher Take Two, according to a recent report from Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey. Both of the publishing giants are reportedly looking at getting into the movie industry, and Activision thinks its connections can help in bringing Take-Two franchises like GTA to the big screen.
Between them Take-Two Interactive and subsidiary 2K Games own the rights to some massive series, including Civilization, BioShock, Borderlands, XCOM, and a host of 2K sports series. According to Hickey “acquiring Take-Two Interactive would be a no-brainer”, combining some of the strongest IPs and development talent in the world into a single entity. [More]