A new rumor from analyst Mike Hickey is stating that Activision Publishing is interested in acquiring Take-Two Interactive, the publishers behind games such as Grand Theft Auto series.

Take Two’s stock today saw a dramatic increase following the note. Hickey noted that there’s an “emerging romance” between Activision and Take-Two recently. Apparently, Take-Two and Activision are interested on making a movie studio together based upon their popular game series. 

“For Activision, acquiring Take-Two Interactive would be a no-brainer, in our view, circling some of the strongest development talent and owned IP in the world, within a company that has nearly $1 billion in cash and trades at a comparably lower multiple,” Hickey said.

Take-Two admires Activision’s “deep connections to Hollywood” and its capabilities in making massively multiplayer online games, such as “World of Warcraft” and “Diablo.”

The two publishers could become a gaming giant, and could help Activision enter the movie industry with some of Take Two’s series. Another big thing that would come out of a possible acquisition is that Activision would become the owner of some of the biggest developers in the world. Currently, Activision has the Call of Duty team under it’s roof, and Bungie. With this possible acquisition, Activision would then own Rockstar Games as well.

“With the acquisition of Take-Two Interactive, Activision would have arguably the three strongest development studios in the world with Rockstar Games, Bungie and Blizzard,” Hickey said.

Previously, EA made a bid for Take-Two, but Take-Two turned them down. Activision would have to have a strong proposal to Take Two on an take over matter.

The investor also noted that Activision could use Take Two titles to balance out their “annualization” of franchises.

“The opportunity for Activision to intelligently layer future releases from Rockstar, Bungie and Blizzard, could in-part enable Activision to annualize future performance from what today is arguably a less linear performance profile.”

“We would also note that Activision’s mega performance foundation with World of Warcraft is trapped within a life cycle decline, their Skylanders franchise will face considerable pressure from Disney and Call of Duty is vulnerable to franchise fatigue from consistent annual iterations. Therefore, acquiring GTA, Red Dead, Borderlands (now owned, partnership deal that would likely transfer…), NBA 2K, BioShock… etc. Along with the potential performance opportunity from a new MMO and movie adoption of GTA from Rockstar Games… Acquiring Take-Two Interactive would seem like a very smart move for Activision.”

All of this is just a rumor for right now, and nothing official has been stated.

SOURCE: Investor and Polygon and StreetInsider

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  • jordanxbrookes

    Grand Theft Duty: San Advanced Warfare 😛

    • Ryan

      Made my day lol

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      Reminded me of San Andreas. To this day, I’m still waiting for a full GTA: Las Venturas. A full GTA game in Las Vegas would be sick.

      • NuttyTheSquirrel

        They said that they want to put all the cities from the GTA franchise in GTA Online at some point. So there’s that.

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          I seriously doubt that would happen.

          • RdJokr

            Not on the last-gen versions, but there is a possibility for the next-gen versions. Of course, then the game’s size would have to be friggin’ huge.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            They would basically have to build a whole new map from the ground up if they were going to do that. That would take years. And that’s just for one of the cities.

          • RdJokr

            True. The most probable idea is that GTA Online would carry on with future titles, and your character can be carried over from previous games.

  • Ryan

    ” making a movie studio ” Would that mean they’d make GTA into a movie?!

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      Of a player doing missions and when its over during the credits, we see him in a mass murdering spree and busted and released from Jail or when he is killed he is standing in front of hospital! Good movie man lol

    • KernosT

      Since its a combination from the biggest franchises of both parties(being CoD And GTA) will see zombies storyline clubbed up in some way with GTA and into a movie.Oh God.Oscar deffo.

  • fulzee

    NO!

  • KillzoneVII

    No, god no. I don’t want another great franchise run into the ground for the sake of money hungry Activision. Just imagine, instead of a new GTA every 5 years with free/cheap DLC, we’ll get a new GTA every year with season passes and no free DLC. Or maybe a shitty Christmas camo for free lmao

    • Dat Guest

      What free/cheap DLC, lol? Those guns and cars? Quit talking fam

      • KillzoneVII

        The GTA Online DLC? It’s all been free, new weapons, cars, missions, apartments. You do realize making those things takes time and resources and they could very well charge for those things if they wanted to right?

        Maybe you should quit talking, “fam”.

        • Dat Guest

          That shit ain’t DLC, especially in a game like GTA V. Game is huge as hell, you could go YEARS without downloading that. The only reason they gave it out was because the online was a massive phail and you couldn’t even use the damn garage, lmao. That’s like when Sony released free PlayStation content after getting shut down for a few weeks. It’s incentive. And only a FOOL would pay for EXTRA*** MISSIONS on a video game, even if it’s to level up. The guns are pretty much interchangeable. If anybody paid for a…. “combat rifle….” I’d be dissapointed.

          Cars ain’t even dope.

          It’s just an apartment. Who tf thinks they’re getting a deal from this?

          • KillzoneVII

            You’re missing the point, they have still spent the past almost year constantly making and releasing DLC for FUCKING FREE and of course there is always some pissy little faggot who isn’t satisfied, whether you like GTAO or not you can’t condemn them for the support they’ve given the community with all the free DLC over the past 10 months.

            But continue paying $15 for 4 maps, one of which is a re-skin, 1 new gun, and one new co-op mission to run through with your friends a handful of times.

          • Dat Guest

            I will definitely keep doing that. Better yet, if I happen to not like the map, I’ll choose to skip it. Better than me playing on a broken game with ass multiplayer for 10 straight months and be happy receiving little shitty DLCs that aren’t even DLC :/ *shrugs*

            And there was like 4 new guns, lol. Like barely any new anything. That’s just incentive to sucker guys into coming back and spending real life money for in game currency. You know, so you can get blown up by some level 250 kid in a chopper when you finally drop in.

          • Dat Guest

            By new guns I mean…

            Heavy pistol
            Special rifle
            Bull pulp rifle
            Some Tommy gun thing…

            That all do the same thing…

          • Mr Doge

            Actually all the new guns in GTA V were
            -Gunsberg Sweeper
            -Special Carbine
            -Bullpup Rifle
            -Heavy Pistol
            -SNS Pistol
            -Vintage Pistol
            -Musket
            -Fireworks Launcher
            -Bottle
            -Calvary Dagger
            Thats in ONE game.
            CoD has had these as DLC weapons
            -Peacekeeper
            -Maverick

            -Maverick A2
            -Ripper
            Thats 10 from ONE game for FREE compared to 4 from TWO games which cost a total of around $45 including the maps in that DLC pack. And no they don’t do the same. Dumbass.

          • Epicsand

            The weapons come free in the map-packs. $50 has been the average price for the season passes of CoD games, and it has not increased after the added guns and maps.

          • Mr Doge

            Thats true but still you can’t say that 4 MP maps, 1 Co-Op map and a gun worth $15 a pack beat around 2-3 guns, 8 new cars, maybe a few air and sea vehicles as well as a bunch of new clothing, new properties, new missions which is for FREE.

          • Grenada!

            It’s funny how COD’s main gameplay is guns and GTA is car, but GTA has more guns in their FREE DLC than CoD’s PAID DLC. That shit funny to meeeee.

          • Mr Doge

            No GTA’s main focus isn’t “Cars” other wise it would just be called “Grand Auto”. You really have no idea what you are talking about.

          • KillzoneVII

            Oh and might I mention how they also included a map creator, for the community to use and make their own maps, AND missions too?

            Let’s see cod do that. Take your ignorance somewhere else, bitching about free DLC how fucking pathetic are you?

          • Dat Guest

            It wasn’t a DLC for fucks sake, lmao. You got it in an update. I could also give a shit less about “free map editors.” Skate 3 had map editors, don’t really mean shite. And the missions… lol.

            You’re just mad cause you got exposed. Hypocrite self, lmao. Gone talk about free DLC from a busted ass game.

          • KillzoneVII

            Do you know the definition of DLC? Because it sure seems like you don’t have a clue.

          • Dat Guest

            You’re comparing optional DLC from non broken games to little goodies that have close to zero impact on the game/game play that you get from an update because the game was busted for 60% of it’s existence…. hmmm…

          • KillzoneVII

            And you’re still bitching about free DLC, and a free map/mission creator anyone in the community can use to make their own map packs for free with, hmm…..

          • Epicsand

            You were “bitching about free DLC” in your comment starting this thread and continued to in later comments, and objects can be put on a map, but maps cannot be created in the player content creator in GTA5, and the CoD and GTA franchises are in very different genres. Knowing map layouts is more important in CoD than GTA, and it has deep class customization, which helps to give some of it’s games a lot of replayability by creating a challenge for players to find the most effective classes for their play style, maps, modes, and/or countering enemy classes. In GTA5, the creativity comes in the content creator and the customization of a character, where they live, and what they use, but your character can hold a lot of weapons, meaning there is little to no strategy in deciding what your character will hold.

          • KillzoneVII

            Really? Please tell me where I complained about free DLC, I ENCOURAGE free DLC. If you’re talking about the Christmas camo I actually was shocked and quite pleased they gave us a free holiday camo pack, but when they go on to charge nearly $50 for countless camo packs, class upgrade packs (those used to be free and given to the player as a reward for prestiging, now you have to buy them) character packs, fucking VoiceOver packs? No, fuck that shit. They’re using microtransactions like this is a free to play MMO and microtransactions are how they make their money for the game, and that is not the case.

            As for GTA V and map creation, sure you can’t literally add your own textures and whatnot, but you can move and add so many things to any part of the gigantic map of Los Santos and remake any map from any game you choose if you’re creative enough with your object placement. You can make your own co-op missions too, all for FREE. Meanwhile cod charges for the exact same things and you’re stuck with what they make, instead if the community being able to make their own maps and co-op missions like in GTA. Yes they are very different games but you must not have read the article, I was expressing my opinion on what will likely happen if Take Two is purchased by Activision, because if they are that would impact the GTA series.

          • Grenada!

            LOL

          • KillzoneVII

            Me? Mad? Because I got “exposed”? Lmao okay dude, take your trolling elsewhere, like ign, I think you’d fit in well over there.

          • Mr Doge

            Lol man broken ass game? I know that there are heaps of glitches but the game and map is SOOO huge you should expect a bunch of glitches to arise.

          • Grenada!

            That’s thing, you just keep going and spending money on maps you’ve already paid for in the shitty CoD DLCs while I enjoy fresh new monthly content that me and my friends can fuck around on.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            DLC = Downloadable Content. You’re wrong.

            They could put A NEW 2 SECONDS SOUND PACK FOR FREE, it would still be DLC.

          • Mr Doge

            The cars ain’t dope? Really? So your saying that the
            -Zentorno
            -Massacro
            -Jester
            -Turismo R
            -Coquette Classic
            Are shit? Lol bro you have no idea what you are talking about.

      • Grenada!

        It’s still DLC and you also get new missions, maps and the content creator also. You’re complaining about free DLC? You call all those remakes of CoD maps DLC or quick cash grab remakes? Lawd have mercy.

    • Epicsand

      There have been free/cheap map, mode, and other not camo DLC, like MW3’s Face-Off/not Face-Off modes and maps. Activision would be competing with itself by releasing “a new GTA every year with” a new CoD, meaning less profits. It would be less profitable than releasing GTA games at their usual rate, 4-5 years, and there would be more people to work on it, with Activision and Take-Two’s combined resources.

    • Penguin-Kun

      GTA doesn’t have any actual DLC yet. It IS downloadable and it is also content, but DLC is suppose to be an optional thing. Therefore, GTA has updates for free with new things coming in. Not trying to start an argument, please, just stating what DLC is. Still, I don’t find GTA to be like an every year game with season passes and no free DLC, because GTA takes a longer time to make, and they don’t need season passes. If they did, then it’d be ridiculously ridiculous.

      • KillzoneVII

        Well, to be fair the updates can’t be optional because they are multiplayer updates, if everyone didn’t have them then people wouldn’t be able to play with those that had/didn’t have the new cars, guns, clothes, etc… And DLC=DownLoadableContent so yes, it still counts as DLC, whether it’s an optional purchase or mandatory update. I’m not trying to argue either, just stating facts :)

        • Penguin-Kun

          I guess you’re right. It’s both an update and DLC, because if you want to play GTA V Online or using Bawsaq, then you need the update, and it’s filled with DLC.

  • http://people.ign.com/kralamoonard Kralamoonard

    This just in, the future gaming lineup for Rockstar’s games confirmed

    2015: GTA V Remastered and Grand Theft Advanced Auto
    2016: Grand Theft Warfare
    2017: Grand Theft Ops
    2018: Grand Theft Warfare 2
    2019: Grand Theft Ops 2
    2020: Grand Theft Mountain Dew Remaster Edition for PS5/Xbox Two

    All at the low price of $60**

    *Season pass sold separately to take content out of the game and sell it as DLC
    ** Free updates won’t happen anymore for GTA

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      To be fair, the free updates are shit. But yeah.

      • NuttyTheSquirrel

        What? You must have a mental disease no? Free updated are ALWAYS GOOD.

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          As updates, they’re great. As DLC? Nah. Pretty lackluster. I’m just waiting for a SP DLC.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            DLC is just downloadable content… It’s all the same.

          • Guest

            I think they meant premium DLC.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            There is a difference between a DLC and an update. DLCs are optional, whereas updates are not. You can not continue playing GTA Online without installing the “DLC”, therefore, it’s not optional, it’s a mandatory update if you want to continue playing Online. If you want to get technical, yes, DLC is downloadable content. But by that logic, it would mean that even downloading music to your phone would be considered DLC, and it’s not. There’s a difference between a terms literal meaning, and what it actually means by everyone who uses it.

            So yeah, so far, I don’t think any of this “free DLC” everyone is happy about is that great, it’s just an update adding more stuff to the game, which happens in many MMOs, btw. Most GTA Online players (who are all console gamers) just don’t know about that because they’re used to paying for every little thing, whereas if you’ve ever played an MMO on PC, this wouldn’t be that amazing.

          • iTYPE2ANNOY

            Complaining about FREE content and wanting DLC for SP?! Pffffftttttt you really are a huge dumbass. Anything you say at this point has zero credibility.

          • Bruce Wayne

            It’s not really free if you think about it. The R* made the ingame items expensive to try make people buy shark cards to get the expensive items.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Please read my long comment above.

          • CGkillZ

            Dc for single player would be great. The multiplayer it boring as shit. Maybe your the dumbass..

          • iTYPE2ANNOY

            hardly anybody cares about single player…and there is a reason for that..think about it…You and SiftBlade should start dating though, you have a lot in common which is quite remarkable considering hardly anyone cares about the campaign.

          • CGkillZ

            Idk multiplayer in gta is boring as shit. Nothing to do. Campaign was fun.

    • Autocorrect

      Call of duty is a small part of activision you dumbfuck

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        Yes, have hope. They also own Skylanders. Lol.

        • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

          They ruined Spyro and Crash.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Yup. Fucking loved those 2 :(…

      • jordanxbrookes

        Did you really just say that? WOW!

      • NuttyTheSquirrel

        No it’s not. +Every game that Activision now publishes is utter shit, excluding (some) CoD (games).

        • Epicsand

          It is your opinion that “Every game that Activision now publishes is utter shit, excluding (some) CoD (games)”.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Wipeout 3 the game
            The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
            The Amazing Spider-man 2
            007: Blood Stone
            Fast and Furious: Showdown (this one is special bad, not horrible, not “I’d rather die than play this again” bad, worse than that)
            Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
            Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
            NASCAR The Game: Inside Line
            AND THE LIST GOES ON.

          • Grenada!

            I’ve played most of those games and they’re all garbage.

          • MichiganerE

            Activision has lost their touch so much, they drove the Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero games to the ground, and I fear that CoD and Destiny are next.

          • CGkillZ

            Destiny won’t. It’ll stay fresh for a few years while cod dies. After a year or so it’ll be boring.

          • MichiganerE

            You’re probably right.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Nah. CoD is most likely never die. It is óne of the biggest franchises on the market and the majority of the consumers don’t really give a shit if it changes or not. They just want to get home, shoot some shit and go to bed. Rinse and repeat…

          • MichiganerE

            Which explains the lack of pre-orders for AW compared to previous games right?

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            What lack of pre-orders? They never said the number of pre-orders of AW. And I think it is getting better pre-order stats than Ghosts, but I can’t be certain.

          • MichiganerE

            Check on VGChartz, they’re terrible.

          • Epicsand

            Those are not all of the games Activision has published.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Yes they are. I was writting then with Activision’s wikipedia page on my second monitor.

          • Epicsand

            No. Skylanders and Transformers: tFoC and WFC are some you missed, and they are not mediocre or glitchy games.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            I missed because I was supposed to show the bad games that Activision publishes.
            I know that Skylanders is a money making machine. But Transformers, from what I’ve heard are also terrible games. Repetitive as hell.

          • Epicsand

            You said “Every game”, not some games, “that Activision now publishes is utter shit, excluding (some) CoD (games)”. The transformers games I listed can be repetitive, but they are not “terrible”.

      • http://people.ign.com/kralamoonard Kralamoonard

        Jokes aren’t your strong points….

      • CGkillZ

        Your funny lol

    • 111AlaN111

      I don’t think its gonna happen, not if Take-2 is a studio which cares for us. Take-2 can say to Activision:

      We’ll work with you if you let us make our games as we want. One thing that would be awesome is that GTA and COD could be vinculated by Activision, making the possibility of the GTA map in a new COD game. (Probably an open-world COD).

      Take-2 joining Activision doesn’t mean more sh*t and DLCs, since Take-2 can change the contract whenever they want (before signing it of course) and Activision would have to accept Take-2’s conditions, since Activision is the one making an offer.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMazegilliam mazegilliam

        An open world cod smh hold this L for me son, everything else I can of agree with

        • 111AlaN111

          Maybe like a BF4 gameplay, but COD style. Or they can divide the GTA map in pieces and make small maps from it.

      • http://people.ign.com/kralamoonard Kralamoonard

        I was joking lol….

    • Guest

      2021: Grand Theft flying
      LEAKED

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNHglrd-YqI EpiCipe

        Grand Theft Titans

    • Grenada!

      If they do and if they do ruin the GTA series, I will actually not buy a single game from Activision ever again and please no, not Red Dead Redemption series as well. Christ, this better not go through.

  • asdf

    prepare for 60 sequels in the next 10 years for GTA

    • Dat Guest

      Well… what the hell have you been spending $60 on each year from Rockstar? You really think there’s a huge gap between GTA V and the other 3rd person sandboxes from Rockstar?

      Must’ve never played em then, lol.

      • KillzoneVII

        You do realize Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, LA Noire, and GTA V are all VERY different games right? Red Dead is the closest to being GTA but it’s still a very different setting, nothing like the guitar heroes, or Tony hawks, and now call of duties which are copy-paste every year, hell there’s still perks and guns in new cods that we’ve been using since cod 4 back in 2007.

        • Dat Guest

          If you honestly think that makes the games different then I won’t waste my time. Having the same engine, mechanics, physics, and base, but a different setting/story/atmosphere makes those games different? You shoot in all of them. You press the same buttons, if you don’t, they just switched them or removed them. You move, run, jump… It’s all the same.

          Can’t call CoD out for it then go dish out $60 for renamed downscaled GTA, lmao. That’s worse than Assassin’s Creed fans calling out CoD.

          • KillzoneVII

            In that case don’t ever buy another FPS, because they’re all copies of themselves too.

            Your ignorance is almost scary.

          • Dat Guest

            The irony. You just proved my point, lmao. That’s 90% of gaming. It’s like those dumb fuck kids that think MoH and BF are different.

            You basically just wrekt your own self.

          • KillzoneVII

            So let me get this straight, you come to a forum based on these copy-paste FPS games just to bitch about them and cry about free DLC in other games?

            Okay then.

          • Dat Guest

            No, YOU came to a comment section based on a wildly popular FPS and expected to start that baseless hating shit, got wrekt, decided to ignore everything and throw out ad-hominems to detract from the point.

            Go to IGN or something, lol.

          • KillzoneVII

            Okay, yep, you got me, I was “wrekt”. Lmao you must be about 14 years old.

            By the way, I was expressing my opinion on them buying Take Two, you know, what the fucking article is about, dumbass. I still enjoy cod and will be buying advanced warfare, but there’s no denying that it’s still a copy paste of what we got in 2007, and the over-abundance of microDLC, and overpriced map packs are beyond ridiculous.

          • MichiganerE

            Yep. Micro-transactions are killing gaming.

          • Epicsand

            No CoD game after “what we got in 2007” has been an exact “copy paste” of it, most have tried new ideas, and some have succeeded, like with CoD points, wager matches, contracts, and the video and emblem editors in Black Ops, the Scorestreaks, Pick-10 system, branching campaign, campaign C-a-C, League Play, CoD TV, and broadcaster mode in BO2, and many, many more in CoD: AW. I think the gun micro-DLC in Ghosts breaks it’s gameplay balance on some maps, but not in BO2. For the customization micro-DLC, they do not effect the gameplay, you are not being forced to buy them, it is done by many other games, the games have not been advertised as the micro-DLC coming with them for free, and they did not force you to be/not be informed of their games and buy them knowing/not knowing they would have something you dislike. The map packs are not “overpriced”.

          • KillzoneVII

            I’m sorry but yes, microtransactions are wrong. Look at cod 4, you paid $60 for the full game, no camos were added for $2 a pop, no character customization for $5 a pop, just one map pack and I believe it was only $10 for 3-4 maps. That was it, and that’s how it should be, none of this scheduled bullshit, it’s always buy the game at launch, pay for your $50 season pass to get the next 4 map packs that will have 4 maps each, maybe a gun, and maybe a new co-op mission. That’s it. I pay the same for Battlefield’s season pass and get 20+ new guns, new vehicles, new maps that are a hell of a lot bigger than cod maps, and new camos, character customization, dog tags, all that for the same price as a cod season pass. But if I want new camos or titles/emblems in cod I have to buy them separately for a ridiculous $2-$5 each. That’s absurd. My point is you can pay $110 and still not have everything the game has to offer, when for other games you pay the same price or less and get everything those games have to offer.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Another stupid comment. They’re all out today, people!
            Hide your kids…hide your wife!

            Tell me, why are there (single-player) DLC’s then?

          • Dat Guest

            Wtf are you talking about

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            If it is EVERYTHING THE SAME then why is there DLC?

            Why would you want new maps? All the same.
            Why would you want a new story? All the same.
            Why would you want new guns? All the same.
            The list goes on and on.

            And WHAT THE FUCK IS DO YOU MEAN WITH THE DOWNSCALED GTA?

            GTA V IS better than ALL, ALL THE OTHER ONES.

            The only thing San Andreas really has is more map. GTA V’s map is around 2/3 of San Andreas (excluding water world)

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            Actually I believe GTA 5 is larger in pure size. Rockstar said a while ago that it’s larger than GTA 4, San Andreas, and Red Dead combined. Unfortunately, half of it is a massive ass mountain. But the city itself and the rest of the map is still massive. Plus there’s the whole underwater ocean floor, etc.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            I don’t know if it really is. I still think that I can circuit GTA V way more quickly than I could ever circuit GTA: San Andreas.

            I whole GTA 4, San Andreas and Red Dead Redemption combined is nothing but bullshit. Red Dead Redemption is fucking huge, and so is San Andreas.

          • Siftblade of Rivia

            San Andreas wasn’t that big. It was just more complicated to drive around and there were lots of smaller sections. Red Dead is massive though, so not sure how valid their statement is.

          • Batman

            Actually GTA V has a bigger map, but it feels smaller because there isnt too much cities

        • Epicsand

          CoD games are not “copy-paste every year”, and “there’s still perks and guns in new cods that we’ve been using since cod 4”, because there has been no need to change some perks names or how they effect gameplay, and the guns being used in CoD 4 are real.

          • KillzoneVII

            Look, I like cod, don’t get me wrong, but yes it is copy-paste every year. It is always the same thing, shoot people, level up to max prestige until you get bored of the multiplayer, some 6 hour campaign that is always your stereyotypical dudebro action movie style experience, and a co-op survival/mission mode. The game has hardly changed since 2007, small things have been added or modified but that’s it, and obviously new maps and guns. HOWEVER, that is NOT a bad thing, I play cod to play cod, I know what I’m getting and I enjoy it every year. Ghosts tried to change the gameplay style to a more slower-paced tactical kind of thing and everybody hated it, so I’m perfectly fine with small maps and the same fast-paced gameplay we’ve had since 2007.

  • Duke of hazard

    I think the future of gaming has officially run to the ground.

  • MrJDGuns1

    Everyone is so negative. Nobody is thinking ‘Hey this could bring Activision more money so that they can add some of the things we have wanted in certain games for a while, like dedicated servers for COD.

    • Wraith

      But perhaps at the cost of them releasing bad games of Take Two franchises in the future. If they plan of just making crappy games to help fund these other flagship titles of theirs…..no…I couldn’t take that. I won’t accept this.

    • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

      Activision has a billion dollars. They could have put dedicated servers on every CoD since CoD 4.

  • Ryumoau

    This could be an interesting merger if its true. I’m personally not interested in GTA or Bioshock, but i’m a huge fan of Borderlands and the WWE games. WWE is already an annual franchise but i would hope Activision wouldn’t force that on Borderlands.

    • jordanxbrookes

      WWE 2K15 looks amazing, hoping to have enough money left over to be able to pre-order it 😀

    • Drills

      WWE should be great this year. Im just pissed how they’re not revealing as much as they did last year. They’re just cramming Sting as a pre order bonus down our throats. People wanna see more gameplay.

  • yardis

    I hope that doesn’t happen.

  • AcePhoenix007

    Dafuq?

  • http://twitter.com/DZKxHD DZK x HD

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY?????? Y U DO THIS! :(

    • fulzee

      It’s not exclusive, it is on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        No, he means GTA, when released on next gen, is getting some exclusive surprise for PS4. It was said on Twitter, if I remember correctly. We don’t know what it is yet though.

        • NuttyTheSquirrel

          That was expected. After all the GTA V “remastered” was shown at Sony’s conference.

  • Autocorrect

    I would like to see the treyarch zombies story enter the cinematic community. Would be the perfect movie.

  • Wraith

    Don’t you lead my Borderlands and BioShock down the wrong path Activision.

  • jooker-jr

    When I read the title I was like : WTF? WTF? WTF? * 1 hour later * WTF? WTF?

    Damn, no one messes with ACTIVISION

  • jooker-jr

    Dear activision :

    ONE YEARLY GAME IS ENOUGH, so please don’t make these games a yearly release

    But remember it’s rumor.

  • Luis

    BioShock 4: San Andreas
    Call of Duty: Liberty City
    Destiny 2: Grand Theft Astro
    Grand Theft Auto 6: Modern Warfare

  • http://twitter.com/DZKxHD DZK x HD

    WAY??? are you people makin jokes there gona kill gta!

  • jooker-jr

    10 years later : Eric hirshberg is the president of the USA.

    • jordanxbrookes

      ALL HAIL PRESIDENT HIRSHBERG!! THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT WIN, YOU MUST JOIN US!!

      • k5berry

        He’s going for PM of Britian next

  • NuttyTheSquirrel

    I really hope that Take Two doesn’t accept it. They would be pretty fucking stupid. It has been proven with GTA V that they will ALWAYS make a shit-ton of money. They would just be losing money in the long-run.

    • KillzoneVII

      And they’d get to watch all their franchises be run into the ground by Activision with nothing to do to stop it. I hope Take Two realizes how much of a huge mistake it would be to sell off to Activision.

      • Guest

        Franchises that have had their sales numbers “run into the ground” when being owned and having games in them published in them by Activision,

      • Epicsand

        Franchises owned by Activision being “run into the ground” is not all their fault, but because of saturation of the market in the franchises’ genres from it and other publishers.

        • KillzoneVII

          Honestly I can’t really blame Activision, if they can keep lining their pockets and people will keep buying it then why not do it? But it is a shame how money, and greed can ruin so many things these days.

  • 111AlaN111

    People you need to understand that Take-2 has the last word in this and can make its conditions, since Activision is the one looking to buy Take-2.

    If Take-2 starts making DLCs, it’s not Activision’s fault, it’s Take-2’s, since they could have told Activision that they are only signing up the contract if they can work at their own pace and rules.

  • MichiganerE

    Good that would come out of this… can’t think of anything, hopefully EA would be fucked.
    Bad that would come out of this… GTA V: Micro-transactions Edition. Pre-order now and play as Modern Warfare’s Captain Price!

    • jooker-jr

      Well, gta v already has microtrasactions.

      • MichiganerE

        Really? Do you have to pay for them?

        • Epicsand

          Yes. Shark Cards are one. There might be more.

          • MichiganerE

            If they’re free, then who cares.

          • Haydn

            they aren’t free.

          • Mitch

            They aren’t free, they are paid. You can buy in-game money for GTA Online with your real money.

          • MichiganerE

            Well fuck that then. Why do all games now have the “Pay-2-Win” feature?

  • William Man

    It seems to me that every commenter is missing one vital thing. There isn’t a game out there without a near-identical copy. Almost everything has been done before, and the oversaturation of games on the market just makes it worse. So, if activision does this, then chances are, it will be almost the same. The only difference would be more releses(idk how to spell it :P), with more minor changes. That would happen even if take-two declined, eventually. Activision would just speed up the process.

  • Merffy

    Interesting.

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    That would be a major mistake on T2’s part. It’d be a downgrade imo.

    • Epicsand

      True. They would probably make less money, but Take-Two’s games would probably not be published in the same years as CoD, because they would be competing with themselves.

      • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

        If this rumor is true, then there’s no more competition. They WILL be Activision is vice-versa. GTA will be ATVI’s IP.

        • Epicsand

          Releasing a GTA and a CoD in the same year would mean competing for the same market, so less purchases of the games would be made than if they were released in different years.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            GTA every 2 years would be clever.

          • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

            (well I don’t mean every two years, I mean GTA a year after CoD is released)

  • Haydn

    If think take 2 make enough money off of rockstar if you ask me. To me, a publisher acquiring a company like this is really for the un-established companies to get places. Take 2 are already where they want to be

  • jooker-jr

    Why everyone is so negative about this ?

    I mean activision has a lot of money ( A LOT ) and cod is the only yearly released game for activision so it might be something good for take-two.

  • Rated-R619

    NO ! Don’t touch to T2, Activision ! I don’t want a bad GTA per year…

  • MrGladiator20

    Interesting comments

  • k5berry

    So apparently T2 is the distributor, not publisher, of GTA V. It also “distributes” 2K Interactive games. So if Activision took over T2, couldn’t Rockstar North and Rockstar Interactive just breakoff their partnership with T2 and find another distributor? I don’t really understand why T2 is the distributor with some games if they already have a publisher, but they don’t have to be published/distributed by them do they? For example, if ATVI was to be taken over by another company, unless IW, SLDG and 3arc have a strict contract saying they can only publish with them, couldn’t they just breakoff their partnership with ATVI and find a new publisher, say, Midway Games?

    Edit: So I just remembered that Midway Games is bankrupt, but my point is that couldn’t they just go to some other publisher?

    • TheKTJ

      I believe the name you were looking for was, Netherrealm lol

  • thunder2,0

    surely the courts will block this actvistion would control every big name title except ea games

  • Hatur

    No and no.We don’t need anything from CoD nor greddy Activision (fuck them)

  • Grenada!

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO, PLEASE NO NO NO! NOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • thunder2,0

    this will be blocked

  • TheTru Cypher

    Damn monopoly

  • Nick

    As long as take two make ground rules with activision and prevent them from interfering with the game development they should be fine. I think if activision were to get a hold of take two we would see much more reliablity from rockstar because they would have plentiful resources to get the job done. I.e no more delays, and post dated bug fixes.

  • Firespider

    HELL NOOOOOOOOO ! ALL THESE TITLES GTA , RED DEAD ,BIOSHOCK , NBA , WILL BE THEN CORRUPTED AND SHIT AS CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS AND EVERY SIGNLE Mega byte of a Content will coast money as COD and the titles will just be a quick money grab for Activision ( The biggest money Monkeys i’ve ever known ) not mentioning that Activision is partershiped for life with Microsoft ( the company that made them be money monkeys and then they didn’t give a shit about their games anymore ) = every piece of DLC will come to xbox 5 Months early and all content will be rushed and ALL KINDS OF Corruption will be upon those awesome titles OR Activision can just take down those titles so their original titles will still dominate the markets ( because they got so but hurt when GTA dominated and they couldn’t compete with them with shitty CoD Ghosts , and will say as an excuse they will start to join teams and make new IP’s ( that will never happen )

    SO this is a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY BAAAD & Terrible thing to the gaming industry if it happened ( God forbid that to happen )

    • jooker-jr

      Dude, calm down

      Cod is the only yearly game for activision and more money will help these franchises so there is a light in the end of the tunnel

  • RedAwesomeSauce

    confirmed dlc will still be sold first on xbox 2 even if its less advanced then the ps5.

  • Suu

    “I’ve read the comments and stuff, at least out of all the other forum communities you are the least hateful.”
    “I feel right at home.”

  • Saint123q

    Regardless of how much of a mistake this is…it’s actually a brilliant move finanically and in terms of business. if Activision was to buy Take Two, it would wipe out any worthy competition to it’s IP’s. I think it’s a brilliant move to be honest. I share the same fears as all of you but the gaming industry is different for them then it is us, they are a business they have to do what they feel is the best move for there companies simple as that. Take Two will most likely do it because they know it’s there chance to really get a bigger audience with there IP’s then ever before.