|Take Two Interactive|
|Name:||Take Two Interactive|
|Headquarters:||New York City, United States|
|Products:||Various, mainly GTA series from Rockstar Games and Mafia from 2K games.|
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (or Take-Two Interactive, also known as Take-Two, Take2, or T2) is an American publisher, developer, and distributor of video and computer games and video game peripherals and a major worldwide video game developer and publisher which owns two well-known labels: Rockstar Games and 2K Games. Take-Two wholly owns 2K Games and Rockstar Games. The company's headquarters are in New York City, with international headquarters in Windsor, United Kingdom. Development studio locations include San Diego, Vancouver, Toronto and Novato, California. Take-Two own Rockstar Games and has developed and published many notable games, including its most famous Grand Theft Auto series, Mafia series, the Midnight Club racing series, the Manhunt series and most recently BioShockafter its purchase from Remedy Entertainment in 2002 for $48m. Take-Two is also the owner of all the 2K companies. In early 2008 EA tried to buy Take-Two Interactive for $2 Billion. Take-Two Interactive said the deal was taking advantage because they were going to bring out Grand Theft Auto IV in a few weeks. In the end Take-Two Interactive turned the deal down.
As owner of 2K Games, Take-Two publishes its popular 2K Sports titles. It also acted as the publisher of Bethesda Softworks's 2006 game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Take-Two was the target of a hostile takeover US $2 billion bid from rival Electronic Arts issued in February 2008. EA let the offer expire in August 2008
Other game franchisesEdit
Take-Two has many other popular game series under its belt: