Co-founder and veterans of Rockstar Games to make a new open world game

The first fragment for the new game from the new studio of Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser was spotted in a job listing. What type of game the list refers to is sure to catch the attention of Rockstar Games fans.

Along with Mr Houser, several former Rockstar veterans are part of this new company. These include Lazlow Jones (former writer, producer, actor), Michael Unsworth (former Vice President of Writing), and Adam Tedman (former VP of New Media).

Open world game confirmed?

First spotted by VGC, a new job listing has been posted to their website with an interesting description. The Lead Game Designer role states that the selected candidate “Will become the primary visionary and hands-on contributor for character, controls and camera design in an open world action adventure game. The person in this role will lead a team of multi-disciplinary specialists to deliver best-in-class combat and third-person action across multiple game modes.

From left to right: Sam Houser (Rockstar Games co-founder and president), Aaron Garbut (GTA V Art Director, now Rockstar North Co-Studio Head), Dan Houser (former Rockstar Games co-founder and writer), Leslie Benzies (former Rockstar Games designer and Rockstar North President).

This tells us that the project they are developing looks like an open world action-adventure game. This is not too surprising given the previous work of Dan and co. In addition, Leslie Benzies, who was another prominent figure at Rockstar, started a new company that makes an open world game.

Other job roles under “development of the game” include art director, lead designer, senior art director, senior producer, senior technical director and technical director. Other open positions are available in the IT and corporate side of things.

What is Absurd Ventures?

We previously learned from Absurd Ventures in their initial announcement that they would be creating and publishing content across various mediums. In November, their first two projects were announced: a graphic novel titled AMERICAN GOAT and a 12-part audio drama A BETTER PARADISE. You can learn more about them here.

“Absurda builds narrative worlds, creates characters and writes stories for various genres, regardless of medium, to be produced for live action and animation; video games and other interactive content; books, graphic novels, and written podcasts.”

Interested in Dan Houser’s new company? Let us know in the comments. Stay tuned to RockstarINTEL for news updates on Absurd Ventures and all things Rockstar Games.

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