Take-Two just lately introduced the approaching departure of Rockstar Video games Co-founder Dan Houser, who will exit the studio on March 11th. Following the announcement, the writer’s inventory dropped by practically seven %. After all, social media has weighed in as effectively. Some followers are voicing concern over Rockstar’s inventive future, contemplating Houser served as lead author on tasks akin to GTA V and Crimson Useless Redemption 2. Take-Two, nonetheless, insists all is okay. Rockstar appears as wholesome as ever, and no additional departures are anticipated.
Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two’s CEO, informed traders in an earnings name that Rockstar has “by no means been stronger.” His confidence seems to stem from Sam Houser’s remaining in his function as studio President. Since Dan’s prolonged go away started in early 2019, Sam has led the corporate. On condition that Rockstar titles steadily outperform expectations, Take-Two seemingly has little to fret about. In any case, GTA V and Crimson Useless 2 alone now sit at a mixed 150 million copies bought.
The CEO additionally spoke on Rockstar’s stability going ahead, noting that Sam Houser’s dedication isn’t wavering.
By way of group stability, Sam Houser is president of Rockstar Video games. He based Rockstar Video games, he’s an ideal participant coach and he leads a group of 1000’s of individuals each day who’re attempting to take advantage of extraordinary leisure experiences recognized to man. These are their targets and most of the time they obtain and even exceed these targets, which is simply superb.
I don’t usually communicate for different folks, however I confidently can communicate and say that Sam is extremely dedicated to the group and he and I work very carefully collectively. It’s an unlimited pleasure to have the ability to be in enterprise with Sam and your entire group at Rockstar.
As a complete, Rockstar by no means ceases to innovate, Zelnick praised, sharing his satisfaction in “how successfully that label is working.” All issues thought of, he added, “issues couldn’t be higher.” Lastly, Zelnick addressed the potential of future departures. “And to be very particular, no, we don’t anticipate different departures.”
Exterior of the massive 12 months forward for GTA On-line and Crimson Useless On-line, Rockstar’s future endeavors are below wraps. Rumors about GTA 6 and a possible Bully sequel counsel the studio is engaged on multiple venture, however as with all issues unannounced, nothing is confirmed at the moment.
[Source: Video Games Chronicle]