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Rockstar’s Co-Founder & Vice President, Dan Houser, is leaving the company after 21 years

Dan Houser is a writer, producer and voice actor. He’s also the co-founder and vice president of creativity for Rockstar Games. He was the head writer for several games such as Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption and Bully. He has also co-written most of the titles in the Grand Theft Auto series.

Houser was on an “extended break” as described by Take-Two since spring of last year. He will officially depart from Rockstar Games on March 11th. His brother Sam Houser will remain in Rockstar and he will continue doing what he does best.

Take-Two published an official statement regarding Dan Houser’s departure from Rockstar Games. The statement says the following:

“After an extended break beginning in the spring of 2019, Dan Houser, Vice President, Creative at Rockstar Games, will be leaving the company. Dan Houser’s last day will be March 11, 2020. 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.”

I’m curious why is this happening, especially now when according to rumors Rockstar is extremely busy working on GTA 6. No matter the reason it’s always sad to see such talented people leaving the mother ship, but sometimes it’s for the best.

Below you can watch Karak talking about the recent news.

Gaming News - Dan Houser Leaving Rockstar Games!!

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Chris Kountouras

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