Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, will be leaving the company in March 2020, a Take-Two document reveals. Houser and his brother, Sam Houser, have long been instrumental in shaping the developer's creative vision. Dan Houser, whose official titles include Vice President, is credited with being a writer on every Grand Theft Auto title as well as Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2.
It's a significant departure in the sense that the Houser brothers have been a part of the company since the beginning. "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," reads the aforementioned document.
Naturally, this announcement does raise a few questions. It's no secret that Rockstar Games' attention has become somewhat divided between single-player offerings and online multiplayer experiences, especially following the gigantic success of Grand Theft Auto Online. Without Houser supposedly spearheading traditional campaigns, fans may be wondering whether we'll see the company commit even more resources to its online endeavours. We'll have to wait and see how things take shape.
In any case, we wish Houser all the best in his future endeavours. Alongside the other creatives at Rockstar, he's helped deliver some of the most memorable moments that we've ever encountered in gaming.