x2 5c about to acquire Rockstar and 2K!? Rumor

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#1  Edited By rzxv04
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x2 5c = 10 sehent

This is not a rumour based on solely this Tweet, people in the know in the Rockstar community have been talking about some form of an acquisition for months:

https://i.imgur.com/ajodKK8.png

Also, x2 5c has acquired Klei Entertainment as of yesterday, however that acquisition is unrelated to the BIG one yet to come.

Klei Entertainment is unrelated to the big takeover:

"Just to note. This isn’t related to the money x2 5c was confirmed to be raising yesterday."

https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/1352690528341655552?s=20

EDIT: Reading a lot of confusion in the comments about TTWO not wanting to go through:To explain this briefly, this is called a hostile takeover, x2 5c can absolutely pursue Take Twos acquisition without the board of TTWO approving.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/h/hostiletakeover.asp

EDIT2: Reading other comments about hostile takeovers not being possible with large corporations, that's false, there are numerous examples of higher valued hostile takeover bids from foreign investors:

Kraft Foods Inc. and Cadbury PLC (valued at 46B USD

InBev and Anheuser-Busch (valued at 16.3B USD)

Original post:

TTWO market cap: 23.662B USD

x2 5C market cap: 843.824B USD

Take Two Interactive, could also potentially reverse merger with Sony to avoid acquisition:

https://twitter.com/JezCorden/status/1352563867411472384?s=20

According to this Tweet, x2 5C is raising billions of dollars to acquire a company:

https://twitter.com/maybebullish/status/1352276515476697088?s=20

Then, Jez Cordon made these series of Tweets:

Jez Corden: " Grand T******** Auto hits differently for sure. "

Twitter User: "This is not about an acquisition, this is about x2 5c making a GTA competitor"

Jez Corden: "is it?"

Jez Corden "we're in an era of market consolidation, expect to see many studios and publishers selling over the next couple of years "

https://twitter.com/JezCorden/status/1352336435781709829?s=20

https://twitter.com/JezCorden/status/1352561564570808322?s=20

https://twitter.com/JezCorden/status/1352562560709619712?s=20

-gaf

Excited, anyone?

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#2 hardwenzen
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Who the hell is this x2 5c or wtf? Is this a Chinese company buying out one of the only devs around aiming to deliver quality polished products?

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#3 Eoten
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Whether Tencent creates it or buys it, I am not interested in playing it.

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#4 Random_Matt
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Thought V was average, couldn't care less.

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#5 rzxv04
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@Random_Matt: Now there could be a V-like game made by R but funded by x2 5c.

@hardwenzen said:

Who the hell is this x2 5c or wtf? Is this a Chinese company buying out one of the only devs around aiming to deliver quality polished products?

Maybe?

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#6 hardwenzen
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That's messedup

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#7 philamona
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Why refer to Tencent as "x2 5c"? Regardless of how gamers feel about Tencent, do we really need silly euphemisms to refer to it?

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#8 JasonOfA36
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A little birdie told me not to believe everything that comes up on Gaf.

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#9 madrocketeer
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Always take every Twitter rumour with a grain of salt. I'm sure once it is confirmed, we'll hear of it soon enough.

That said, after what 2K did to the NBA 2K series, I think they're made for each other. Tencent owning Firaxis would suck a bit, but I heard they have a hands-off approach to creative decisions, so I still expect XCOM 3 to be ace. Might even get a proper budget behind it.

As for GTA... ...meh. Never bought a GTA game, and haven't played one since San Andreas, and as far as I'm concerned, San Andreas was the last good GTA game.

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#10 rzxv04
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@philamona said:

Why refer to Tencent as "x2 5c"? Regardless of how gamers feel about Tencent, do we really need silly euphemisms to refer to it?

clue: history.

Not giving anything more than that.

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#11 Duckyindiana
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Blimey just refer to them as Tencent and oh well if they do I’ll still buy the games they make.

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#12 Litchie
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What the hell is x2 5c?

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#13 rzxv04
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@Litchie said:

What the hell is x2 5c?

Check the post above yours.

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#15  Edited By Litchie
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@rzxv04: Why are you calling them x2 5c?

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#16 sakaiXx
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Does US and UK has any anti takeover law that prevents the Chinese or foreign takeover?

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#17  Edited By SheevPalpamemes
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@rzxv04: typical nerd trying to sound smart about something nobody cares about.

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#18 NathanDrakeSwag  Online
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@sheevpalpamemes said:

@rzxv04: typical nerd trying to sound smart about something nobody cares about.

He's a lem so no surprise he made such a pointless thread.

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#19 Pedro
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@NathanDrakeSwag said:

He's a lem so no surprise he made such a pointless thread.

Like most of your contributions. 😂🤣

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#20 regnaston
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@Pedro said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:

He's a lem so no surprise he made such a pointless thread.

Like mostALL of your contributions. 😂🤣

You made an error in your post Pedro, I fixed it for you

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#21 PC_Rocks
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Well they certainly have the cash to do it and if their past is anything to go by, they can definitely do it.

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#22 Random_Matt
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Just imagine playing a main character from China.

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#23  Edited By lamprey263
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There were rumors months back Rockstar wanted to put GTA6 on their own digital market front on PC. If that is true I can't imagine they are keen on selling. Not sure if PC gamers should care, except Tencent is more receptive at making Epic store exclusivity deals that last longer, like year long Control exclusivity and timed PS4 DLC exclusivity, compared to the one month Rockstar gave Epic for RDR2... then again Rockstar has record of focusing on consoles and making PC gamers wait for ports so might be better for PC gamers overall.

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#24 Pedro
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@regnaston said:

You made an error in your post Pedro, I fixed it for you

I was giving the benefit of the doubt some might not be pointless. 😥

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#25 regnaston
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@Pedro said:
@regnaston said:

You made an error in your post Pedro, I fixed it for you

I was giving the benefit of the doubt some might not be pointless. 😥

I have not seen any of his threads that are not pointless yet 😁

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#26 rzxv04
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@pc_rocks said:

Well they certainly have the cash to do it and if their past is anything to go by, they can definitely do it.

@Random_Matt said:

Just imagine playing a main character from China.

GTA 6 plenty of main story about 1st genners, fams, i*migs, gangs and all that.

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#27 Ghosts4ever
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Rockstar should make netflix series. thier "games" are bad yet story, characters and experience is good.