Rockstar loses one other one in every of its key writers

Kath Santarin
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Michael Unsworth, vp of writing at Rockstar Video games, has seemingly left the Grand Theft Auto and Crimson Lifeless Redemption developer.

As noticed by GTAForums consumer Rucke, and shared by Rockstar Video games new account SWEGTA, Unsworth not too long ago up to date his LinkedIn web page indicating that he was not with the developer. There is not any indication on his profile as to what he is doing subsequent, and neither he nor Rockstar has shared why he determined to go away. Unsworth has been with Rockstar for 16 years, beginning as a senior inventive author in 2007, later happening to turn out to be writing director in 2019, earlier than spending the previous two years as the corporate's vp of writing.

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His credit embrace a wide range of the developer's catalogue, together with Grand Theft Auto 4, Crimson Lifeless Redemption, Grand Theft Auto 5, Max Payne 3, LA Noire, and most not too long ago Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2. It is unclear at this cut-off date if he will probably be credited for any writing on GTA 6, or even when he has completed any for it, as it is not presently listed in his writing credit.

Unsworth is the newest massive title to go away Rockstar in recent times, as co-founder Dan Houser left the studio again in 2020, later forming a brand new workforce.

Whereas Unsworth being credited on GTA 6 is presently up within the air, one factor that appears for sure is that the upcoming crime simulator could be very prone to launch earlier than April 2025, as writer Take Two is anticipating to make an entire lot of cash subsequent 12 months.

We have not seen something of the sport in an official capability simply but, although we did get slightly take a look at it final 12 months in a serious leak that confirmed off screenshots and pictures of the sport in motion. The leak appeared to substantiate rumours that the sport would be the first entry within the sequence to function a playable feminine character, however contemplating all of the gameplay was clearly unfinished, who is aware of if issues will keep the identical or not.


Vice President of writing at Rockstar Video games Michael Unsworth seems to have left the corporate after 16 years, at the very least in accordance with his LinkedIn.

He is most notable for writing each Crimson Lifeless Redemption and Crimson Lifeless Redemption II, Grand Theft Auto IV & V, Max Payne 3,…

— SWEGTA (@SWEGTA) August 26, 2023

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