Det var en ret overraskende nyhed, da vi fandt ud af, at Rockstars medstifter, Dan Houser, forlader spilstudiet. Nyheden fik endda Take-Twos aktier til at falde i værdi.
Udgiverne fra Take-Two er dog ikke bekymret. Deres CEO, Strauss Zelnick, har prøvet at berolige investorerne, og mener at, "things couldn't be better" hos Rockstar, selvom en af deres nøgle spillere på den kreative side har forladt skuden. Under Take-Twos præsentation af deres regnskab, sagde Zelnick:
"The results at Rockstar Games continue to be extraordinary, with the launch of new content for both Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online. It's amazingly gratifying to see Grand Theft Auto V sell 120 million units and Red Dead Redemption 2 up to 29 million units with the launch on PC and Stadia. The label has really never been stronger. We're incredibly optimistic and excited. At the same time we're grateful to Dan for his contributions and we wish him well."
Der er en Houser mere hos Rockstar, nemlig Sam Houser, der også var med til at stifte Rockstar, og han er angiveligt ikke på vej til at følge sin brors fodspor:
"I don't typically speak for other people, but I confidently can speak and say that Sam is highly committed to the organisation and he and I work very closely together. It's an enormous pleasure to be able to be in business with Sam and the entire team at Rockstar. Culturally, I've only seen ongoing improvements at Rockstar, frankly. I've only seen growth, engagement and innovation," siger Zelnick og tilføjer:
"Rockstar Games set a standard for always trying to improve the quality of its operations, the quality of the way they work and the quality of their culture. I frankly couldn't be more proud of how effectively that label is operating."
Han konkluderede emnet med at sige: "And to be very specific: no, we don't expect other departures."