Dan Houser, co-founder of the Rockstar games is leaving Rockstar games and Take-Two Games. The announcement was made by parent company Take-Two:
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.
The official statements came after an “extended break” taken by Houser that started in the spring of 2019. And Take-Two officially announced that Dan Houser will be leaving the company on March 11, 2020.
Dan Houser’s contributions to the modern game era have been immense as he was head writer of many games like Bully, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2, Max Payne 3, and Grand Theft Auto. Dan Houser along with his brother Sam Houser founded Rockstar Games under Take-Two in December 1998. They have been one of the most important figures in video games over the last 20 years.
Regarding Sam Houser who is currently the president of the company, Rockstar said, “Sam Houser’s role with Rockstar Games, which he founded in 1998, remains unchanged.”