In early November, it became known that Take-Two Interactive was going to acquire Codemasters studio for $ 960 million. However, EA may interfere in the deal, which is going to offer a higher price for the developers GRID and DIRT.
The exact amount was not disclosed.
Electronic Arts outperforms Take-Two in terms of market capitalization. It is unclear if Take-Two will come up with a counter offer. Back in early November, Strauss Zelnik said that, in his opinion, the studio’s line of racing games fits well into the publisher’s list of sports games.
Take-Two will probably not allow EA to take over the developers of DIRT. There have been no official comments from either side yet.