Dan Houser, a co-founder of Rockstar Games, is leaving the company next month. The news comes from an SEC filing which is linked in the tweet below. This comes after Houser went on an extended break in the spring of 2019 which lead to his resignation at the company he founded.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) February 4, 2020
Houser started Rockstar Games in 1998 with his brother Sam Houser, has been a driving force behind some the studio’s biggest games, including Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto V, Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive confirmed the news to media as well:
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.