Mike Unsworth Rockstar Games Writer GTA Red Dead Redemption Left
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GTA and Red Dead Redemption Writer Leaves Rockstar Games

Mike Unsworth, a veteran writer at Rockstar Games who worked on GTA, Red Dead Redemption and other games, has left the company after 16 years. Unsworth seemingly announced his departure from the studio on his LinkedIn profile, though didn’t state his reasons for leaving. Unsworth follows Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser who also left the company back in 2022.

As reported by Rockstar news Twitter account SWEGTA, Unsworth has resigned from Rockstar Games after working at the studio for 16 years. His past writing credits include Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V in addition to both Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, LA Noire, Max Payne 3 and more. He began writing for Rockstar in 2007 as a senior creative writer before being promoted to writing director in 2019 and finally vice president of writing in 2021.

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It’s unclear what this means for the writing process of Grand Theft Auto 6 or to what extent Unsworth was actually involved in the unannounced project. From what we’ve been able to gather, that will be his last project, suggesting that the writing phase for the highly anticipated sequel might’ve wrapped up before his departure. Unsworth has not mentioned where he will be going next but we wish him well.

As for GTA 6, the game was the subject of the biggest leak in gaming history last year when a hacking group called Lapsus$ managed to hack Rockstar Games and uncover dozens of videos and images from the early development stages of the game. This led to Rockstar issuing a statement on the matter, ensuring fans that development will continue and that the project will be announced when it’s ready.

Recently, a teen hacker named Arion Kurtaj, who was part of Lapsus$ and largely responsible for the GTA 6 leak, was deemed psychiatrically unfit to stand trial. He was set to be charged with 12 offences including three counts of blackmail, two counts of fraud and six counts under the Computer Misuse Act.

Source: SWEGTA

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