Rumor: EA buys Grand Theft Auto Forums?
Even if Electronic Arts‘ initial bid to acquire Take-Two Interactive didn’t push through, it looks like EA still has a number of tricks up its sleeve. Rumor has it that the company has paid a hefty some to acquire one of the biggest Grand Theft Auto 4 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) fansites on the Web. For more information, check out the full article.
Everyone knows that Electronic Arts has been looking into purchasing Take-Two Interactive because of Rockstar Games. Even though the deal didn’t push through, it looks like EA is confident that they will be getting their way in the end.
Rumor has it that the company purchased GTAForums.com, one of the largest Grand Theft Auto fansites on the internet, on March 22 for US$ 3.4 million.
A letter (shown in the upper right; a copy of which received by IAreGamer) from EA to Tank, the webmaster of GTAforums, reportedly shows the company’s interest in purchasing the forums. So far, no word on whether this deal really did push through or not. If it did, though, it looks like EA is pretty confident in their bid to take control of Take-Two Interactive.
We’re going to be keeping an eye for any developments on this, so be sure to keep checking back here for more news and updates.