Take-Two go it alone

It Takes-Two (and no one else)

The creators of the hugely successful Grand Theft Auto series, Take-Two Interactive Software, plan to remain an independent company according to Reuters.

The decision has been made following in-depth discussions with "various interested parties" (most notably EA) over the last five months.

"Take-Two's Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of stockholders to conclude its review of strategic alternatives and to continue operating and building Take-Two as an independent company," the company stated.

This strategic review of the company comes shortly after Electronic Arts pulled its unsolicited 2 billion USD bid for the publisher behind the blockbuster game franchise.

The two companies were unable to agree on a price.

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