It would appear that Take-Two, owner of Rockstar Games, is facing some financial difficulties. The company is having a hard time in finding someone willing to purchase its shares.
Before any commentary on this, a few background facts of finance:
1) If the price of your shares is dropping and no one is interested in buying them, you may be in trouble.
2) If your company is facing unstable revenues, at a time when the industry is rapidly growing, you may be in trouble.
If you satisfy both conditions, you are screwed.
Take-Two software has been facing a significant financial crisis since it was forced to pull copies of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” from shelves due to hidden content on the game. Apparently, by installing a mod file, a character could receive some “hot coffee” albeit with a different sort of creamer.
So does this mean the end of the Grand Theft Auto series? Likely not. Analysts state that the current driving force of Rockstar Games (owned by Take-Two) are two brothers, Dan & Sam Houser. So if Take-Two gets its third strike, a larger firm will likely just hire the two brothers and buy the rights to the Grand Theft Auto series at a significant discount.