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Rockstar Games’ Dan Houser joins blockchain developer’s advisory board



Dan Houser, founding father of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar North, has invested in and joined the advisory board for Revolving Games, studies VentureBeat. Revolving Games is a agency that makes a speciality of blockchain video games and just lately obtained a $13.2 million funding spherical, which it would use to make triple-A blockchain titles. 

Houser labored at Rockstar for over 20 years as a author and govt producer for many of its video games, together with Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption II. He left the studio in 2020, and registered the restricted firm Absurd Ventures LLC the next 12 months. 

Revolving Games was based in 2019 by brothers Ammar, Saad, and Shayan Zaeem. Speaking to VentureBeat, Saad was candid in saying his goal was to “construct triple-A high quality video games that flip heads amongst one of the best launches on the prime gaming boards like Gamescom and E3.”

The studio’s debut sport will likely be a Battlestar Galactica technique MMO made in a partnership with NBCUniversal and Gala Games, which additionally makes a speciality of blockchain video games. 

Along with the Battlestar Galactica sport, Revolving is growing and self-publishing Skyborne Legacy, which Ammar described as “the adventuring of [Nintendo’s Legend ofZelda, after which the self-expression of Animal Crossing, but in addition with this MMORPG social system.”

Saad’s frankness at being a blockchain sport is stunning, given the stigma across the know-how in current months. At Gamescom again in August, developer Build a Rocket Boy was fairly cagey on whether or not its sport, Everywhere, was a blockchain title.

Conversely, you’ve Square Enix, which has been upfront in wanting to make use of the know-how for its video games. Earlier as we speak, it introduced a partnership with blockchain developer Oasys. Like Revolving Games, Square Enix and Oasys hope to deliver the know-how into the mainstream. 

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