Take-Two, owner of Borderlands publisher 2K and Grand Theft Auto maker Rockstar, has announced it will purchase mobile games giant Zynga for around $12.7bn – making it the most expensive video games acquisition of all time.
With Zynga tucked inside its trousers, Take-Two said it would become “one of the largest publicly-traded interactive entertainment companies in the world”.
As well as Borderlands and GTA, Take-Two also oversees NBA 2K, Red Dead Redemption, BioShock and Mafia.
Zynga’s other big success stories include Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, Merge Dragons! and Zynga Poker.