Take-Two Says it Will Remain Independent

October 2, 2008 -

With EA out of the picture, Take-Two has apparently decided to go it alone.

That word comes by way of a press release issued today by the Grand Theft Auto publisher. Citing "detailed discussions with various interested parties over the last five months," T2 has concluded that stockholders will be best served by the company staying its course.

Chairman Strauss Zelnick is quoted in the press release:

Take-Two’s Board of Directors and management have a clear mandate from stockholders to maximize value. We are strongly positioned creatively, financially and competitively to benefit from the opportunities we see in the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry.

CEO Ben Feder invoked the success of GTA franchise and cited the rest of T2's catalogue:

Take-Two’s recent performance demonstrates our potential to create value for the long term. We have delivered solid financial results and expanded our portfolio of leading titles, which includes the powerful Grand Theft Auto franchise, as well as 15 other wholly owned brands with sales of more than one million units each.


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Re: Take-Two Says it Will Remain Independent

Still... I'd expect the stock to rise... they recently released info for the Trophies that PS3 players will be able to earn once the trophy patch comes out.

Re: Take-Two Says it Will Remain Independent

I think Take-Two's stock is going down because GTAIV has been out for months now.

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Re: Take-Two Says it Will Remain Independent

I wondered why their stock was falling today, because it normally goes up the day after EA takes a big hit.  Their stock has been extremely stable for the past few years other than the artificial boost they got when EA showed interest.

I would stand alone too, they should have included their stability is far more superior than any other game publisher in the industry, since they are the ONLY publisher to gain value here and there throughout this whole economic mess where are government is giving it to us up the pooch.

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