Analyst: Rockstar's Housers Bros. Likely to Remain with T2

September 29, 2008 -

The contracts of Rockstar Games' Sam and Dan Houser expire early next year so many are wondering where the developer of Grand Theft Auto might end up.  Will the Housers stay with Take-Two, go independent, or hook up with another publisher?
 
According to Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey, they’ll probably just stay where they are:

We find it unlikely that the Houser brothers would leave Take-Two Interactive for a competitor, as loyalty, compensation, culture and compelling IP should be sufficient in aggregate to leave employment alternatives unappealing.


Still, we’d be surprised if a few big name publishers didn’t make a bid for Rockstar when it becomes available.
 
AE: And what delicious irony it would be if Rockstar ended up with EA.

Via: Gamasutra

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Re: Analyst: Rockstar, Housers Likely to Remain with T2

Deliciously ironic? How about infuriatingly ironic? How about one more great developer lost into the purple, bloated, player-hating blob that is EA?

Re: Analyst: Rockstar, Housers Likely to Remain with T2

If they go to EA, then they are idiots and will regret it soon enough.

Staying would be less of a headache and T2's stock has been falling a lot less than most other game publishers, which means they are actually doing a decent amount better.  So, might as well say with the most stable game publisher in the US or go out of country.  Only chances there in my mind.

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Re: Analyst: Rockstar, Housers Likely to Remain with T2

Frightningly ironic.  It would only be slightly better if Microsoft or Sony picked them up.

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Re: Analyst: Rockstar, Housers Likely to Remain with T2

Delicious?  No.  Sour irony maybe.  Bitter, disgusting and foul irony.

Re: Analyst: Rockstar, Housers Likely to Remain with T2

I hope not all these developers parterning up with Ea is giving me a bad feeling i mean it no problem if people play console but for pc games. i dont like the thought of it one bit hopefully they will stay where they are or they would be smart and chose someone who does not spew out the same crap ever year.

 

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