Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser registers Absurd Ventures In Games LLC
However, Houser’s new venture is not as straightforward as it sounds.
Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser is creating a new company called Absurd Ventures in Games – or maybe not. The speculation that the Grand Theft Auto writer venturing again into the games industry began when Video games chronicle declared on the company’s registration file.
However, there are a few mysteries surrounding Houser’s possible new venture.
As reported by VGC, the listed address of Absurd Ventures in Games in the UK is the same as Oakwood Corporate Services. Oakwood is a consultancy firm that works with, among others, Companies House Filing, the entity that registers new businesses in the UK.
There is also an Absurd Ventures US office based in Delaware that Houser registered in February 2021. The new oneSEO has the US office as sole shareholder and Oakwood Corporate Services asone of the two officersfor Absurd Ventures in games.
As strange as it may seem at first glance, there is probably more than just signing up a corporate secretary for an important position. For one thing, Houser remains the only person with a controlling decision in Absurd Ventures In Games. In addition, Oakwood directors, including Michael Harris, have a solid background in corporate law and finance, so it is not so far-fetched to give them some responsibility for the future of the fledgling company.
Whatever the story, registering a company called Absurd Games that apparently exists in a secretarial services office sounds like something Houser would do.
“It’s in our DNA to avoid doing what other companies are doing,” Houser said. Japanese publication Famitsu about Rockstar’s 2011 philosophy. “Our mobile strategy is not at all different from our console strategy – in other words, we don’t have one. Our goal is only to create games that we can trust in the quality. We never did something because we thought it was a business opportunity or because we thought there was a niche in the market that we could fill.
“I think the future for us is to keep doing new things,” he continued. “Our games so far have been different from any genre that existed at the time; we have created new genres ourselves with games like the GTA series. We have not relied on the testimonials of one. management manual to do what we did.
Houser continued to practice this philosophy at Rockstar until 2019. After writing his work Red Dead Redemption 2–a project which, he says, meant 100 hour work weeks for him– he took an extended break from his duties from 2019. Houser remained out of public view until early 2020, when Take-Two announced that he had resigned from his post, but that his brother, Sam Houser, would remain president of Rockstar.
At the time, data from Yahoo Finance showed the Take-Two stock’s value had fallen by $ 800 million, but the publisher has certainly recovered since. In May 2021, Take-Two reported the most profitable quarter in its history. Shortly thereafter, the company announced that it had acquiredSerbian mobile developer Nordeusto expand its mobile sports offer. More recently, the RGT editor bought Dynamixyz facial animation studio, a former independent company that had worked with Take-Two on Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption 2, and more.
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