Dan Houser, one of the co-founders of the famed developer and publisher Rockstar Games, is set to leave the company next month, as revealed by a Take-Two Interactive investor relations document.
The documents states that Dan Houser will have his last day at Rockstar Games on March 11th, 2020, before leaving the company he helped found. There’s no reason given and it’s likely we won’t hear anything at all; the Houser brothers are notoriously media-shy and prefer to live in private rather than, well, like rockstars. Fair play to them.
What does this mean for Rockstar Games? At the moment, it’s anyone’s guess. Dan Houser worked on every single GTA game, penning the stories of deceit and thievery, as well as Red Dead Redemption and its follow-up, Red Dead Redemption 2. Will future games still have that biting humour? Will there be a bigger push away from single-player campaigns? Again, it’s anyone’s guess at the moment, but I’ll be very interested to see what Dan Houser does next, whether it be form a new studio or move into television and film. Either way, it’s a little sad to think that the influential voice behind the games I’ve spent most of my life playing won’t be there in the future. Here’s hoping GTA 6 isn’t a total crock of shit, then…
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