Take-Two Interactive is buying Pop Top Software. Pop Top, best known for developing last year's hit Railroad Tycoon 2
, will continue on in its St. Louis headquarters. In addition, the sale of Pop Top to Take-Two includes a provision to keep Pop Top President Phil Steinmeyer with the company in his current capacity for at least four more years. The terms of the sale have not been disclosed. Pop Top is currently working on Tropico
, a 3D strategy game set for release in 2001.