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.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics correspondent Andrew Eisen…