Rockstar Games Vice President of Writing leaves the company after 16 years

Michael Unsworth, Rockstar Games’ Vice President of Writing has just left the company after 16 years after his LinkedIn profile had been updated to signify that the long-time Rockstar Games developer has left.

Unsworth has been credited for many of Rockstar Games’ most popular titles such as Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5, Max Payne 3, and L.A.Noire.

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“Mike is an accomplished writer who spent over 16 years working for Rockstar Games as a creative lead on some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful video game franchises of all time, most notably Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. He has a deep understanding of interactive storytelling, character development and open-world game design and extensive experience building and managing creative teams.”


According to his profile, he had spent 12 years starting out as a Senior Creative Writer back in 2007 and then spent 2 years as a Writing Director until 2021 when he was promoted to Vice President of Writing.

It is unclear if Unsworth is still part of the team working on Grand Theft Auto 6 as it may be possible that GTA 6 may be his last credit from Rockstar Games.

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