Rockstar Games Co-founder And GRAND THEFT AUTO Writer Dan Houser Is Leaving The Company

Rockstar Games Co-founder And GRAND THEFT AUTO Writer Dan Houser Is Leaving The Company

Dan Houser, who founded Rockstar games with his brother Sam, Terry Donovan, Jamie King and Gary Foreman in 1998 is leaving the company after 22 years. Dan served as the writer of every GTA entry to date.

What does Dan Houser's exit from Rockstar mean for the next Grand Theft Auto game? Gamers around the globe are asking themselves this very question as Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive made an official announcement earlier this week.

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.

On the flip side, there's a large contingent of gamers who believe Rockstar's storytelling had become stale over the last few years, making news of Dan's departure a welcome development. In the days since the announcement, Take-Two has confirmed that while Dan is departing, Sam is remaining at the company.



The BBC produced a loose film adaptation in 2015 which chronicled the controversial rise of GTA. Daniel Radcliffe portrayed Sam Houser while Keir Attard played Dan.
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