In a recent piece about Rockstar Games' head honcho, Sam Houser, The Wall Street Journal
probes the mind of the "secretive, demanding workaholic
" about numerous topics, including EA's hostile takeover of its parent-company Take-Two
. Houser says he sees some appeal in being under EA and that his company would be a "much smaller fish in a much bigger pond."
Houser, who was turned down for a job at EA in the '90s, says it's unlikely he'll seek EA's approval on game content. A major point in the Activision/Vivendi
merger was that Blizzard remained as untouchable
as it was under Vivendi. Whether Rockstar will have that luxury in a hostile takeover remains to be seen.