Old-beloved games are coming back!
American video game publisher Rockstar Games, Inc. has its headquarters in New York City. Using the assets Take-Two Interactive had previously purchased from BMG Interactive, the business was founded as a subsidiary in December 1998.
Terry Donovan, Gary Foreman, Sam and Dan Houser, and Jamie King, who were all Take-Two employees at the time and the Houser brothers’ former BMG Interactive executives, were the founding members of the business. Sam Houser is the president of the studio.
Since 1999, various businesses bought by or founded by Take-Two have joined Rockstar Games. The first was Rockstar Canada (later renamed Rockstar Toronto) in 1999, and the most recent was Rockstar Dundee in 2020.
The name and emblem “Rockstar” are used by all businesses organized under Rockstar Games. Rockstar Games also has a motion capture facility in Bethpage, New York, and is frequently referred to as Rockstar New York, Rockstar NY, or Rockstar NYC in this context.
Rockstar Games mostly releases action-adventure games, while the business has also found success with racing games. Grand Theft Auto is one of these action-adventure game series that Rockstar Software took over from BMG Interactive, who published the first installment of the series in 1997.
Ah, a blast from the past.
I know I’m not the only one who obsesses over Rockstar Games’ social media profiles to an excessive degree. One would expect that a full revelation isn’t too far off given how frequently Grand Theft Auto VI leaks. Rockstar, please give us something. even a small teasing hint.
About an hour’s worth of GTA VI development footage, pictures, and source code were posted online last year after Rockstar was the target of a significant cyberattack.
Fans have recently been astounded by the quality of the aforementioned screenshots, and one source claims to have learned when GTA VI will be released.
In case you missed it, the game’s map appears to be very large. Rockstar is working on other things outside GTA VI, though. Two remakes of cherished PlayStation 2 games are undoubtedly in the works.
Remedy Software is reportedly working on remakes of the Rockstar Games titles Max Payne from 2001 and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne from 2003.
The bad news is that even if these remakes are in production, they won’t be made available anytime soon. Remedy said that the Max Payne 1&2 remake is in the idea stage of production, corroborating the studio’s portfolio.
It was discovered that Remedy is also working on the Control sequel, a spin-off, Alan Wake 2, and a project called Codename Vanguard about which we know very little. Hence, it should come as no surprise that the Max Payne 1&2 remake has been put on hold until funding becomes available. That is a lot of work to balance.
All other games that have been announced are in earlier phases of development, with Alan Wake 2 appearing to be the only one in full production. Perhaps the wait will be worthwhile for the Max Payne 1&2 remake.