Rockstar Writer Dan Houser, one of the co-founders of Rockstar Games and a writer on some of the most popular video games of all time, has left the company after 16 years.
Houser was responsible for writing the stories for many of Rockstar’s biggest hits, including Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, and Grand Theft Auto V.
Houser’s departure comes as Rockstar is reportedly gearing up for the release of Grand Theft Auto VI. The game has been in development for several years and is rumored to be one of the most expensive video games ever made.
In a statement, Rockstar said that Houser had decided to “pursue new opportunities outside of Rockstar.” The company thanked him for his “contributions over the past few decades” and wished him “all the best in his future endeavors.”
Houser’s departure is a major loss for Rockstar, but it is not the first time the company has lost a key creative figure. In 2018, Leslie Benzies, another co-founder of Rockstar, left the company after a dispute over his contract.
Despite the loss of Houser and Benzies, Rockstar remains one of the most successful video game developers in the world. The company’s games have sold over 350 million copies and have won numerous awards.
It remains to be seen how Houser’s departure will affect the development of Grand Theft Auto VI. However, the game is still in development and is not expected to be released for several years.
What does this mean for the future of Rockstar Games?
It is too early to say what the long-term impact of Houser’s departure will be on Rockstar Games. However, it is clear that he was a key figure in the company’s success. His departure will be a major loss for Rockstar, but the company still has a talented team of writers and developers.
It is possible that Rockstar will have to adjust its creative process in the wake of Houser’s departure. However, the company has a proven track record of success, and it is likely that they will continue to produce high-quality games in the years to come.