GTA VI is, without a doubt, the most anticipated release of the next few years. Although other games such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom or Final Fantasy XVI are giving a lot to talk about, leaks of Rockstar‘s next video game are the biggest trends in the video game industry.
GTA V has been the best-selling video game, with 160 million units sold, in recent years, so it is not surprising that there is so much hype with the next installment. However, the launch of GTA VI could be very different from the previous one, and it could end up being exclusive to PlayStation.
Sony could be the owner of Rockstar
As reported by X Fire, Sony is reportedly interested in buying Take-Two Interactive, a company that develops and distributes Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne), 2K Games (NBA 2K, BioShock, Civilization) and Visual Concepts (WWE 2K).
The decision would come after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch) by Microsoft. In order not to lose the console war and continue to match an increasingly fierce battle, Sony would counterattack with this major purchase.
It is not a trivial issue, since Take-Two Interactive “only” costs $20 billion. Considering that Microsoft has made its own purchase official for $68.7 billion, it would be a logical strategy that could end up being much more profitable in the medium term.
The acquisition of huge franchises by the big video game titans is becoming more and more common, and it started to become “fashionable” after Microsoft started acquiring studios such as ZenixMedia, Ninja Theory, Obsidian Entertaiment or Double Fine Productions. Bill Gates‘ company is positioning itself in a better and better place, so it’s Sony’s turn to fight back.