It seems that Electronic Arts isn't the only company interested in acquiring Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive. According to an SEC filing made by Take-Two, the company has received multiple “informal indications of interest in a business combination” since it rejected a $2 billion unsolicited takeover offer from Electronic Arts.
While no specific details on the interested parties were provided, Take-Two did note that it “has not received any written offers and has not engaged in any substantive discussions with any party (including EA),” adding that it doesn’t plan to update shareholders on any merger discussions unless it is legally required to do so. Could there be a third party willing to get into the bidding game?
One thing’s for certain, while Take-Two has not indicated that it’s seeking a buyer, all this takeover talk will likely help the buildup of Grand Theft Auto IV hype ahead of the game’s launch.