In stunning news, Take-Two Interactive announced the departure of Dan Houser, the Vice President, Creative at Rockstar Games. Houser was the head writer at Rockstar and the lead on Bully, Red Dead Redemption, and Max Payne 3. He also was the man most responsible for the writing in the Grand Theft Auto Series.
Dan Houser along with his brother Sam, Terry Donovan, and Jamie King founded Rockstar in 1998. The company has gone on to make some of the best selling games of all time.
The official quote of his departure is below:
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.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been an absolute smash hit for the company, though their current projects outside of continuing support for GTA V and RDR 2 are unknown.