February 7, 2023

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Rockstar Leeds founder Gordon Hall dies aged 51

Rockstar Leeds founder Gordon Hall has died aged 51.

In 1997 Hall launched Game Boy Advance developer Möbius Entertainment, which became Rockstar Leeds after Take-Two purchased the studio in 2004. Rockstar Leeds went on to make PlayStation Portable games Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories, and Nintendo DS classic Chinatown Wars.

In 2009 Hall worked at Rockstar San Diego on Red Dead Redemption. After a sabbatical, he returned to games in 2012 to lead The Blast Furnace (what was once Activision Leeds), becoming chief creative officer at Activision Mobile in the process. Hall left The Blast Furnace and the games industry in 2015.

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