Rockstar Games Co-Founder Has Launched A New Studio

Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser has launched a new development studio based in the United Kingdom.

Rockstar Games was founded in 1998 with brother duo Dan and Sam Houser. Over the decade’s Rockstar Games has brought us some of the greatest video game series of all time such as Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption.

In March last year, Houser left Rockstar Games after being with the company for over 20 years. As spotted by users on GTA Forums (picked up by VGC), Houser registered a new company based in the UK. 

The company in question is called Absurd Ventures in Games and it was incorporated on June 23rd.

New Beginnings

According to the listing on the UK registrar website Companies House, Absurd Ventures in Games is listed as “ready-made interactive leisure and entertainment software development”. The description of the company suggests that Houser’s new studio will be developing video games.

It’s going to be a global venture

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Credit: Rockstar Games

However, as noted by Screen Rant, even though Absurd Ventures in Games is registered as a UK-based company, it looks to be a global venture. Both Absurd Ventures LLC and Absurd Ventures in Games LL have also been registered in the US via Delaware.

At this time, we can only speculate what genre Absurd Ventures in Games will ‘venture’ into, but it will be fun to see what the future holds for the new studio.

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