Rockstar Games Co-Founder Dan Houser to Leave In March 2020

  • Rockstar Games Co-Founder Dan Houser to Leave In March 2020

Rockstar Games Co-Founder Dan Houser to Leave In March 2020

Dan Houser is leaving Rockstar, departing the studio after what parent company Take-Two described as an "extended break" that began back in spring of 2019.

IGN has reached out to Rockstar Games for a statement.

Vice President of Creativity Dan Houser is set to leave the company and move on, as per a recently procured document from Take-Two Interactive. Dan Houser, whose official titles include Vice President, is credited with being a writer on every Grand Theft Auto title as well as Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Dan along with his brother Sam Houser were executives at BMG Interactive before it was acquired by Take-Two.

In a 2018 interview with GQ Houser briefly talked about the challenge of writing Grand Theft Auto 6 in today's climate.

It's a significant departure in the sense that the Houser brothers have been a part of the company since the beginning. It's no secret that Rockstar Games' attention has become somewhat divided between single-player offerings and online multiplayer experiences, especially following the huge success of Grand Theft Auto Online.

It is unknown what Dan may have been actively working on at this time.

Dan Houser is one half of the Houser brothers, a pair of game developers who have led many of Rockstar's creative efforts since Grand Theft Auto 3.

Houser's most recent titles, Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, have alone sold a combined 150 million units. Whatever comes next, Shacknews wishes Dan Houser the best. When he's not handing out beatdowns in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing through RPGs with his partner, he's searching for new food and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times with good people inside and outside the South Texas area.