Is Xbox on the Verge of Completing a Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisition of Take-Two?

Published 09/19/2021, 9:41 AM EDT


Xbox has been on a massive spending spree over the last few years to bolster their games library. After a humongous deal to acquire Bethesda, the company has also added other indie developers to join the ever growing family of Xbox Game Studios. However, it looks like the company’s days of spending huge money on developers isn’t over yet.

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Recently, a lot of rumors have circulated about a potential deal that the Microsoft subsidiary is currently working on. Many believe that it might be bigger than the company’s Bethesda acquisition, which has lead to a lot of theories. However, now it looks like the rumors might be hinting a deal involving American video game publishers, Take-Two Interactive.

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Is Xbox acquiring Take-Two and its many subsidiaries?

Recently, a lot of rumors have circulated about a possible acquisition by Xbox. Many of these rumors reveal that it will be a huge one, and it might be along the lines of their $7.5 billion dollar acquisition of Bethesda. It also suggests that the company might also announce it within a month, and this news has sparked off a lot of theories.

Along with that, YouTube Skullzi TV has also reported that this acquisition might evoke people to debate about monopoly laws. This could mean that this company has a major stake in the massive revenue of the gaming industry, which has caused people to suggest that it might be American publishers Take-Two Interactive.

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What this deal could mean for the industry?

A deal between Xbox and Take-Two could be one of the biggest in the industry ever. Plus, this deal can shift the console wars with PlayStation and Nintendo drastically towards the green side. Following the recent Nvidia leaks, players know about the potential games that will arrive soon. With Take-Two, the company will have access to developers like Rockstar Games, 2K and many more. This will allow the company to have control over future titles like Grand Theft Auto 6, franchises like Bioshock, XCOM, NBA 2K and many others.

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A deal like this could be one of the biggest game changers for the industry in recent history. If Xbox pull this rumored deal off, the company can cut off a lot of future titles for PlayStation and Nintendo, and this could be the end of console wars as we know it. Fans should remember that they should take the rumors with a grain of salt. However, it looks like we might potentially be looking at a massive turning point in the gaming industry.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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