Reuters is reporting
that the US government sees no problems with Electronic Arts buying out Take Two. This news comes one day after EA officially dropped
their hostile bid to buy Take Two and entered negotiations to buy out the company. It looks like the road to a EA-Take Two merger is all but complete except for nailing down the brass tacks and coming up with a final number. I can't say that I have a good feeling about the merger but it seemed inevitable once EA made the initial offer.
It will be interesting to see what EA does with the final company and what studios will make the cut and which ones won't. I imagine we've seen the last year of dual hockey titles and I imagine that we'll see a lot of developers hitting the streets.