Bit late on this, but Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick’s told the New York Times that he feels “vindicated” in fighting off EA’s advances by the initial success of GTA IV.
“The critical and consumer response to Grand Theft Auto IV vindicates our strategy of waiting until the launch with regard to EA’s offer,” he said.
EA isn’t taking any notice.
“We’ve seen a share price above and below our offer and it doesn’t change anything. We knew the game would be an extraordinary success,” said EA communications boss Jeff Brown. “All of that was factored into our offer of $2 billion.”
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