Dan Houser, whose official title is Vice President of Creative at Rockstar Games
, is set to depart the studio in March. The news broke overnight via an announcement from parent company Take-Two
, with no specific reasoning given. Dan who co-founded Rockstar with his brother Sam Houser was instrumental in creating some of the biggest games and franchises of all time - Grand Theft Auto V
and Red Dead Redemption 2
As the creative lead Dan was the head writer on both games. Here's the full statement.
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.
As per the statement Rockstar Games will continue doing its thing, but no doubt this presents a major shake-up for both the studio and the industry at large.