Realtime Worlds issues APB on Gary Dale

Former Take-Two COO takes reins as Crackdown dev's new CEO; GTA creator Dave Jones transitions to creative director.

Today, Realtime Worlds announced that Gary Dale has been named as the company's new chief executive officer, with Grand Theft Auto creator and studio cofounder Dave Jones assuming the role of creative director. Most recently, Dale served as Take-Two Interactive's chief operating officer, a position he held for just five months before announcing his resignation in January 2009.

Gary Dale

Dale's journey to the top of RTW has an element of circularity to it. Previously, he served as president of the interactive software and video division of BMG Interactive, which published the Dave Jones-helmed original Grand Theft Auto. Take-Two bought the now-dormant publishing house in 1998.

After a stint serving as Capcom Europe's managing director, Dale signed aboard Take-Two in January 2007, taking on the role of COO at the publisher's subsidiary and current Grand Theft Auto franchise developer, Rockstar Games. By December 2007, Dale had moved up a rung on the corporate ladder, assuming the role of Take-Two executive vice president. Dale held that role until August, when he was appointed COO of the publisher.

Addressing Dale's appointment, Jones said, "As RTW transitions from being a traditional developer to an online publisher I could not be happier that Gary will lead us through this exciting phase of our growth. His years of experience at companies such as Capcom and Take-Two will prove invaluable in ensuring we meet our goals of becoming a world leading next-generation online publisher."

"My focus going forward will be on ensuring we continue to deliver quality innovative experiences as with our debut title, Crackdown," Jones said of his own new position. Realtime Worlds is currently at work on APB, an urban-warfare massively multiplayer online game, which it plans to release for PCs this year.

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gigpenny
gigpenny

ive been waiting to see more on this game for 4 years now

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

jazilla, dave jones is a legend, show some respect

Pete5506
Pete5506

I cant wait to see more for this game

VenDaler
VenDaler

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Azryth
Azryth

@jazilla- Couldn't agree with you more. I'm so sick of being a sales statistic guinea pig. Look at how we "live" our lives now in the 21st century.. there's a complete loss of connection to the source(Earth) and each other, as we all continue our never-ending pursuit of wealth. Games can be so much more, not just a way to pass time but to educate, nurture, and evolve the human psyche through interaction. All these canned jargon responses from the supposed "Executive Officers" of these companies just serve to underline the complete loss of soul and inspiration in this rat-race we're in. Let's see some EVOLUTION... some ENLIGHTENMENT from these guys please!!!

jazilla
jazilla

i love suits and their canned response for everything. "My focus going forward will be on ensuring we continue to deliver quality innovative experiences as with our debut title, Crackdown," Jones said of his own new position. Wow dude. Way to go out on a limb. These guys are soooo boring to listen to.

TheShadowLord07
TheShadowLord07

i guess its coming out for the 360 next, hopefully. I wonder what ever happen to The Agency as well. Haven't seen any news on that one too

ISDP
ISDP

This game is not a MMO is has been announced that servers will only support a 100 players at a time

Evolution-X0
Evolution-X0

as long as its not cancelled,its fine with me. but this game needs to be worth as much time it was spent on it. 1ST!