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Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser scheduled to exit Grand Theft Auto maker

Will leave on March 11th, 2020

Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser scheduled to exit Grand Theft Auto maker

Rockstar Games co-founder and vice president Dan Houser will leave the company in March.

The exit was confirmed via a new filing on Take-Two's investor relations site mentioning that Houser had already been on an "extended break" since Spring last year.

Houser founded Rockstar in 1998 alongside his brother Sam, with the duo playing vital parts in the success of the company, and was the head writer on Red Dead Redemption, Bully and Max Payne 3.

Rockstar's latest projects - Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 - have gone on to sell over 150 million units combined, with the former shipping 115 million copies alone.

March 11th, 2020

"After an extended break beginning in the spring of 2019, Dan Houser, Vice President, Creative at Rockstar Games, will be leaving the company," reads the filing.

"Dan Houser’s last day will be March 11th, 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." has reached out for comment to Rockstar.

Previous to this, Rockstar Games came under scrutiny after Taxwatch UK revealed that the firm hasn't paid any corporation tax in the past 10 years.

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