In the realm of games, Take-Two Interactive is a major company. In case you’re wondering which company this is, it is the software house behind 2K games, Rockstar and so on. So we know that games such as Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K series and so on. The company is huge, in other words, having publishing rights to one of the most distinguished titles in the industry. Take-Two Interactive is expanding now though with the latest news of its acquisition of Codemasters Group. This tweet from Nibel sheds some light on it.
It's official: Take-Two will acquire Codemasters (DiRT 5, F1 2020 and more)
— Nibel (@Nibellion) November 10, 2020
Codemasters is another huge game publisher and developer with games such as the Dirt series and the F1 series under its mantel. This is quite complimentary for the two companies since they both focus on sports related titles.
According to the embedded article to the tweet, they dive into the details of the deal. We look at the stock prices and additional value given to additional stocks of the shareholders. The overall company’s worth would increase dramatically as is the case in these huge public acquisitions. As for the deal, it was made possible from the folks over at Goldman Sachs.
Now, setting aside the boring corporate financial jargon out of the mix, what would this mean for the upcoming games from both the companies. Yes, they would continue to act as individual bodies. There may be some personnel change here and there but deals like these usually result in better products. This is because of the overall wealth effect of the deal. With this, more money would be pumped into research and development. This would help in better translation into graphical products. This is actually a good thing and right in time for the next generation consoles. They would help to get us the high resolution, extremely detailed titles. Not to mention, the specialisations of the two companies would be intertwined to give us better-performing titles all around!