Rockstar Video games co-founder and Vice President of Artistic Dan Houser is leaving the corporate subsequent month. In response to an SEC submitting made by Take-Two in the present day, Houser’s final day at Rockstar is March 11, 2020. Houser was apparently taking an prolonged break that started in spring 2019, however is now stepping away from the corporate for good.
After an prolonged break starting within the spring of 2019, Dan Houser, Vice President, Artistic at Rockstar Video games, will likely be leaving the corporate. Dan Houser’s final day will likely be March 11, 2020. We’re extraordinarily grateful for his contributions. Rockstar Video games has constructed a number of the most critically acclaimed and commercially profitable sport worlds, a worldwide group of passionate followers and an extremely gifted crew, which stays targeted on present and future tasks.
Dan Houser was one among Rockstar’s co-founders, and a major artistic drive and lead author behind a majority of the developer’s largest video games and franchises, together with Grand Theft Auto, Purple Useless Redemption, Bully, Max Payne, and nearly each title the corporate ever labored on.
Rockstar Video games was based by Houser as a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive in 1998 along with his brother Sam, in addition to Jamie King and Terry Donovan who had all come over when Take-Two acquired BMG Interactive. Sam Houser at the moment stays on as President at Rockstar. Rockstar just lately introduced record-breaking gross sales quantity for each Grand Theft Auto V and Purple Useless Redemption 2, the corporate’s two flagship merchandise at the moment.
Dan Houser was on the heart of a lot of the Rockstar controversy surrounding studio crunch and “100-hour workweeks.” That controversy took over the dialog in October 2018 and brought on quite a lot of different studios, along with Rockstar itself, to look at office circumstances. It’s a dialog that continues to some extent to this present day, nevertheless it’s by no means fairly reached the fever pitch that it did within the lead as much as Purple Useless Redemption 2’s launch.
It’s unclear what Houser’s cause is for leaving Rockstar and whether or not or not it’s on good phrases with the corporate. It’s additionally unclear how this impacts the trajectory and future outlook for Rockstar’s upcoming plans and merchandise. We’ve reached out to Rockstar and Take-Two for extra info. Take-Two’s earnings report is developing this Thursday, so the corporate might find yourself making a public assertion throughout that decision.
[Source: SEC Filing]