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Houser quits Rockstar

by on06 February 2020

The extended break becomes permanent

Dan Houser, the co-founder of Rockstar Games, is leaving the company in March after taking an "extended break" in the spring of 2019. His brother Sam Houser will remain as the company's president.

For those who came in late, Rockstar Games was founded in 1998, and Dan Houser contributed prominently to the company's successful franchises, including Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Red Dead Redemption.

Take-Two Interactive is the holdings company for Rockstar Games, and it hasn't officially announced the departure yet. However according to a SEC document registered by publisher Take-Two Interactive: "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 company did not announce Houser's replacement or respond to requests for further comment.

Take-Two's stock fell five percent following the announcement of Houser's departure

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