Take-Two Acquires Zynga For $12.7B In Huge Mobile Gaming Power Play
Take-Two Interactive is best known for several titles, most notably anything Rockstar has made in recent times, like Red Dead Redemption, and Grand Theft Auto. Gearbox, creators of Borderlands, use to be fully under the subsidiary of Take-Two called 2K Games, until Embracer Group bought it in April of last year, though 2K did retain publishing rights for the time being. Embracer group also recently acquired some of Square-Enix's intellectual properties.
This acquisition does have a pretty hefty price tag, but when compared to the
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The most interesting thing we've noticed about most of these acquisitions is the value. These numbers are especially amazing when you consider the "video game crash" of the 1980s, where people were so disheartened in the industry that it caused many games development companies to go under. Then you can even look back to 2014 when Microsoft acquired Minecraft developer, Mojang, for about $2.5 billion. More recently in 2020, Microsoft's bid to
So will this acquisition of Zynga by Take-Two affect quality of product and development? Well, from what we have seen in terms of the way Take-Two works with its subsidiaries, it seems to be slightly more hands off, especially if we're talking about heavy hitter titles, like Gearbox's Borderlands, or Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series'.
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So we're fairly certain your FarmVille tomato crop will remain safe under the new management.