In 1998 Dan Houser founded Rockstar Games with his brother Sam. However, he will soon leave the company, as confirmed by a file filed by the parent company Take-Two Interactive with the SEC.
Dan Houser leaves Rockstar Games, The message is through a file has come to light and is quite surprising, because he was one of the brains behind game hits like GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2. As it seems, however, he has not been actively involved in the company for a few months now. The file says:
“After an extended break from spring 2019, Dan Houser, Vice President, Creative at Rockstar Games, will leave 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 that continues to focus on current and future projects. ”
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What is the reason for his leaving?
A representative from Rockstar Games announced that the role of Sam Houser will not change in the company. More information will probably be available on Thursday when Take-Two is regular financial report publishes. But what made Dan Housers go?
Nothing is known about this yet. An indication could, however, be a statement by Houser from 2018. Vulture he told the team at the time 100-hour weeks have to work. This statement caught the attention of game journalists and fans. These started over the so-called Crunch to discuss. This is the time when employees work hard to meet the tight deadlines for a game release. Perhaps Dan Houser was not satisfied with this company policy. However, this is pure speculation,
So far, Rockstar Games has not commented on any further changes or plans. Jason Schreier from Kotaku believes, however, that Dan Houser's walking aftermath will pull with him:
Dan Houser was a co-founder of the company, the lead writer on most of their games including GTAV (the third-best-selling game of all time), and one of the two men most responsible for Rockstar's culture. His departure will undoubtedly have a lot of ripple effects
– Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 4, 2020
"Dan Houser was the co-founder of the company, the lead author of most games, including GTA V (the third best-selling game ever) and one of the two men who are most responsible for Rockstar's culture. His walking will undoubtedly have some effects. "