In November last year it became known that the publishing house Take-Two Interactive decided to buy Codemasters for $ 956 million. A month later, Electronic Arts joined the auction, which offered a large amount – $ 1.2 billion. And it seems that the British studio will get exactly EA.
How does the portal transmit Video Games ChronicleTake-Two Interactive, with the consent of the board of directors, withdrew from the auction and canceled its preliminary agreement with Codemasters, citing one of its points: the British studio must hold a shareholders meeting on a potential deal with Take-Two no later than January 12th. Since the meeting did not take place, the publishing house withdrew its proposal.
It turns out that at the moment only Electronic Arts is left among the buyers, ready to pay $ 1.2 billion. Together with Codemasters, EA will have many well-known brands, including DiRT and GRID, as well as the right to release projects under an F1 license. Meanwhile, Take-Two stated that “will continue to pursue organic and other opportunities that can drive the company’s long-term growth and deliver results to its shareholders».
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