Dan Houser, Vice President, Creative at Rockstar Games, will be leaving the company March 11, 2020. Dan’s brother Sam Houser, co-founder/CEO of Rockstar, is remaining in the same role.

Dan Houser

Dan Houser

The announcement came through a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Tuesday.

Dan Houser is the lead writer on most of Rockstar’s titles including megahits GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 and, in Jason Schreier’s words, “one of the two men most responsible for Rockstar’s culture. His departure will undoubtedly have a lot of ripple effects.”

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.

Rockstar SEC filing

Until now, Houser has been on an extended break since the spring of 2019. The last project he worked on at Rockstar is Red Dead Redemption 2.

Following the news of Houser’s departure, Take-Two shares fell 5.46%.


Rockstar has been founded in 1998 by Houser, his brother Sam, Terry Donovan and Jamie King.