Will Microsoft roll up Epic into its game developer katamari?

There are rumblings to this effect from an assistant editor at GamePro. Microsoft seems to have made a couple billion bucks from the Halo franchise after snapping up Bungie all those years ago, and with the success of Gears of War and the promise of a sequel, it seems like it would be an excellent move. This Travis Moses guy thinks that MS will make a move this summer to the tune of a billion dollars.

Well, they’ll probably make that back on GoW 2 and all the games that will license the Unreal engine and its next iteration, but it’s probably worth it just to own the guys who made One Must Fall: 2097 and Epic Pinball (with the original Android).

Could Microsoft Acquire Epic Games? GamePro Editor Thinks So [WRAL Local Tech Wire]