Okay, first of all, I will admit that to this day, I'm still confused on what this whole fight was about, so apologies if I get some of the details wrong.
As some of you probably have known, back in February 2008, EA made an attempt to take over Take Two, the parent company of Rockstar Games. EA offered $2 billion for the acquisition of Take Two, in which Take Two declined. Had EA managed to take over Take Two, they would have controlled Rockstar Games, and thus, the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
So, what does an event that took place even before Grand Theft Auto IV was released have to do with Grand Theft Auto Online?
Well, assuming that EA was still in control by the time Grand Theft Auto V was released, there would probably be some profound effects on Grand Theft Auto Online under EA's control, given that EA's business practices get quite a lot of sh*t flung at them.
Do you still remember the EA-Take Two fight? What do you think would have happened to GTA Online if EA had taken over Take Two? Would you play an EA-controlled GTA Online?