Take-Two buys FarmVille for record money

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January 10, 2022, 4:06 pm

For the studios gathered under Take-Two Interactive’s wings, Zynga’s ghouls. The company acquires an American manufacturer of mobile games for $ 12.7 billion.


AT A GLANCE:

  1. Take 2 Interactive acquired Zynga for a record $ 12.7 billion.
  2. This makes Take Two a leader in the PC, console and mobile gaming industry.
  3. At the moment, no information has been released on any new title to be created under the supervision of both companies.

Take Two excitedly American manufacturer of mobile games, Zynga. The amount, as the concern responsible for, inter alia, The Grand Theft Auto or Sid Meier’s Civilization series will be allocated for this purchase, amounting to as much as $ 12.7 billion. Thanks to this transaction, Take Two not only dominates the console and PC market, but is also becoming a giant of mobile platforms.

We are pleased to announce our transformational transaction with Zynga, which will significantly diversify our business and establish our position as a leader in the mobile industry, the fastest growing segment of the interactive entertainment industry, said Frank Gibeau, CEO of Zynga.

Zynga is a company responsible, inter alia, for the production of the FarmVille series of games, CSR Racing, Empires & Puzzles, Golf Rival, Hair Challenge, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, High Heels !, Merge Dragons !, Merge Magic !, Queen Bee, Toon Blast, Toy Blast, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker. The first of the above-mentioned titles has gained great popularity on Facebook, and since then several versions of this production have been created, which are available on mobile devices. Frank Gibeau sees only advantages in the transaction, believing that by connecting with Take Two, he will be able to provide players with even better titles that will reach a much larger group of recipients:

Combining the experience Zynga has in designing mobile games and those aimed at next-gen consoles with the industry’s best capabilities and brands that Take Two has, will allow us to continue our goal of connecting people around the world through games while growing in the market. and strengthening cooperation.

It is worth mentioning here that the merger of the discussed companies is the largest transaction of this type that has ever taken place. Even Tencent, a company dominating the gaming industry in China, will pay less by taking over Supercell (producer of, among others, Clash Royale). This is the ranking (via Shanti Bergel):

1.

$ 12.7 billion

Take-Two acquires Zyng

2.

$ 10.2 billion

Tencent acquires Supercell

3.

$ 7.5 billion

Microsoft acquires ZeniMax

4.

$ 5.9 billion

Activision acquires King.com

5.

$ 4 billion

ByteDance takes over Moonton

6.

$ 2.5 billion

Microsoft acquires Mojang

7.

$ 2.4 billion

Electronic Arts takes over Glu

8.

$ 2 billion

Meta takes over Oculus

What can we expect from the merger of Take Two and Zynga? The next version of GTA V, but for smartphones? Or Red Dead Redemption 2 in augmented reality (AR), because after all, who wouldn’t want to run around with the phone and play cowboy? While such titles seem purely abstract, No productions have been announced with the information about the transaction, fans of both brands, if they dream of their mobile versions, can definitely rub their hands on new projects in the future.

  1. Take 2 Interactive official website
  2. Zynga’s official website


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