One half of the founding duo of Rockstar Games, Dan Houser, will be leaving the company after 22 years of service, as indicated by a recent SEC filing made by Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive.
The document reads:
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.
The Englishman, together with his brother Sam, founded Rockstar Games in 1998 under Take-Two. The duo were hugely responsible for the creation of the hugely successful Grand Theft Auto series, spawning seven main entries and four spinoff titles within the past 22 years. They were also crucial in the development and promotion of the Red Dead Redemption series, as well as Bully and Max Payne.
A representative from Rockstar told Polygon that “Sam Houser’s role with Rockstar Games, which he founded in 1998, remains unchanged.”
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.