Veteran writer Mike Unsworth, who worked on GTA 4, GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, has resigned from Rockstar Games.
Rockstar Games is a company with very long game release intervals. However, there is a reason for this: Every game they make is of high quality. According to the latest news from the company, we may not see stories like GTA 4 and 5, Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, where we find ourselves in a great adventure every time. Especially this is bad news for GTA 6.
Rockstar Games’ vice president of story writing left the company without working on GTA 6
Mike Unsworth, vice president of writing at Rockstar Games, has left the company. Unsworth had worked at Rockstar for 16 years. Unsworth began his career as a senior creative writer in 2007 and was promoted to editorial director in 2019, and then served as vice president of writing for two years
The veteran author wrote Grand Theft Auto 4, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire, Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2 during his tenure. Grand Theft Auto 6 does not currently appear in the list of games Unsworth has written.
As spotted by GTA Forum user Rucke and tweeted by Rockstar Games news account SWEGTA, Unsworth updated his LinkedIn account to announce his departure, but did not openly post about his departure or clarify what his next steps might be.
The GTA series has so far featured storytelling that criticizes America with sarcastic and extreme language, while using dark humor as a tool in doing so. However, especially after the departure of the company’s co-founder Dan Houser, fans of the series were worried about GTA 6.
It was feared that GTA 6 would not have a softer language, the spirit of GTA, due to social pressure. People’s expectations were shaken when Unsworth, who had written the previous two plays in the series, also quit writing.