According to Janco Partners’ benchmark analyst Mike Hickey, that might be the case. The parent company of Rockstar, developers behind the Grand Theft Auto series, might be Activion’s next acquisition.
Valid reasons for the takeover include the GTA IP, obviously, in addition to the potential lubricating of the proverbial gears to get a GTA movie off the ground, courtesy of Activision’s deep pockets.
Hickey further extrapolated that the GTA games may come in yearly installments as a result of the buyout.
Read more about the potential results of the deal here.