Take-Two Acquires Firaxis

Take Two Interactive has just announced that it is acquiring Firaxis Games (maker of the popular “Civilization” and “Pirates!” franchises, and home to legendary designer Sid Meier). Take Two and Firaxis only recently began working together as developer / publisher … I guess the relationship was doing well!

First Bioware/Pandemic, now this. At this rate, every major independent will merge or be absorbed by year’s end. At least, that’s what Wall Street has been thinking for some time now.

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