Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, left the GTA team behind a good year ago, but the rest of the volunteers are short-lived, veteran developer Absurd Ventures has opened a new studio.
Dan Houser founded the Rockstar Games development team in 1998 with his brother Sam Houser, Jimmy King, and Terry Donovan. The veteran game writer and producer has had his share of nearly every major franchise in the studio, including Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, Bully, and of course, GTA games. However, after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Houser went on vacation and left the team permanently in February of last year. After this career, many will retire, but Houser still seems to have a hand or two up his sleeve.
to France rock star mag I noticed that a certain Dan Houser (and not just his namesake) registered A new UK game development studio. It’s not yet known what kind of game the team called Absurd Ventures will be working on, but we can agree that it’s worth keeping an eye on the work of the smaller manual development brigade.