This Forbes article argues that EA isn’t the only way forward for Take-Two is the firm did decide to go down the merger route, saying that Ubisoft would also be a good option.
“Ubisoft has shown they do a good job of managing original intellectual property. Culturally, Take-Two developers would not have a problem at Ubisoft because they allow a decent degree of creative freedom,” said Doug Creutz, analyst at San Francisco firm Cowen and Co.
The fit would be mutually beneficially, the piece says, as Ubisoft may have reached the end of a period of heavy organic growth.
“Ubisoft has grown phenomenally over the past few years,” says Todd Greenwald, an analyst at Signal Hill. “But the only way for them to continue to grow is to enter categories that they aren’t in.”
Much more through the link.