May 19, 2022

Rockstar Loses Co-Founder and Writer Dan Houser

One half of the imposing head of Rockstar Games, Dan Houser, has announced he is leaving the company he helped create.

After 20 years, Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar games is leaving the company in March.

He founded the company alongside brother Sam Houser back in 1998. It’s since been responsible for some of the biggest, most influential, and oft-times controversial games ever made. With the likes of Red Dead Redemption, Man Hunt, and of course, Grand Theft Auto.

Publisher Take-Two delivered the news as part of a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, stating;

“We are extremely grateful for his contributions. Rockstar Games has built some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful game worlds, a global community of passionate fans and an incredibly talented team, which remains focused on current and future projects”.

Houser’s writing credits include Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and Grand Theft Auto V. He also played a large part of the writing team on 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2.

In addition, his latest role in the company as Vice President, Creative at Rockstar.

With such great writing credits under his belt, it’s difficult to say what kind of impact his departure will have on future titles. However, I think we can agree that Rockstar games is full of talented individuals who consistently deliver incredible experiences. So I have every faith in their future projects.

Dan Houser officially leaves the company on March 11th.

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