Rockstar Games Co-Founder Dan Houser Set To Depart

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.

Middle, Right: Rockstar Games Co-Founder Dan Houser, with brother and Co Founder Sam Houser to the left of him.

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.”