EA Buys GTA Forums For $3.4 Million?
When EA wants something, they go about it with guns a-blazin' and a fixed eye on the target. In their quest to purchase Take-Two Interactive, they apparently want to insure they secure the fan base that comes along with Take-Two's biggest franchise, Grand Theft Auto. Makes sense, yes?
Well, try this on for size: according to WhatIfGaming, the most recent rumor is that EA bought the largest GTA fan forum on the Internet (GTA Forums) for $3.4 million on March 22. Now, EA hasn't made anything official just yet, but there is a leaked letter from EA to "Tank," the webmaster of GTA Forums, which you can read here. As you can see, this is merely a message conveying EA's interest in purchasing the website, but if it's real, it certainly goes a long way to confirming a possible sale. After all, why on earth wouldn't Tank sell? What motivation does he have? For that matter, what's going to stop the Take-Two shareholders from voting for the EA acquisition? Yeah, not much...any time someone stands to make a lot of money, chances are, they're gonna leap at the opportunity.
We'll let you know when and if EA confirms this interesting purchase, and if they plan to pick up anything else GTA-related. They're on the warpath now!
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
3/24/2008 Ben Dutka