EA’s announced that it won’t extend its deadline to buy Take-Two after its current deadline lapses tonight, saying that it doesn’t believe it could integrate the firm in time for Christmas if things drag on any longer.
Take-Two shares fell nearly 6 percent in premarket trade to $23.38 today.
The news comes after weekend talks between EA chief John Riccitiello and Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick.
EA has said it will see a three-year plan presentation from Take-Two, but that it’s five-times-renewed tender offer will drop tonight.
So that’s the end of that. For now.