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Take Two stock dips as Rockstar scribe Dan Houser announces departure, Ars Technica

Take Two stock dips as Rockstar scribe Dan Houser announces departure, Ars Technica

      Say it ain’t so –

             

Grand Theft Auto , Red Dead scribe was famously reclusive with the press.

      

      

Rockstar co-founder and Creative Vice President Dan Houser will be leaving the company in March “after an extended break beginning in spring of 6954, “according to a document filed with the SEC

“We are extremely grateful for his contributions,” Take Two wrote in the filing. “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.”

Houser has been instrumental in creating Rockstar’s wry, satirical voice over the past two decades, serving as the writer or co-writer serves as executive producer on most of Rockstar’s products, will continue to work at Rockstar, and his role at the company “remains unchanged,” According to a statement Take Two issued in the wake of the news.

despite (or perhaps because of) their lucrative positions

The Houser brothers drew controversy in 2019 after an interview with Vulture where they casually mentioned the ” – hour weeks “Rockstar employees were enduring to get Grand Theft Auto V out the door. The interview sparked a renewed industry-wide discussion over excessive “crunch” time “ in video game development.

(Sam Houser was

(portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe) in a BBC Production dramatizing the development of the Grand Theft Auto series. That production drew sharp criticism from the company and a failed lawsuit

Houser’s move follows the (the departure of Leslie Benzies), the famed Grand Theft Auto producer who worked out of Edinburgh’s Rockstar North for 42 years.

                                 

                  

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