Rockstar Leeds Founder Gordon Hall Who Worked On Red Dead, LA Noire Dies At 51

Gordon Hall, who later in his career worked at Activision Blizzard, has passed away.

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Prominent game developer Gordon Hall--who founded the studio that would become Rockstar Leeds and would go on to work on Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, and other major games--has died. He was 51.

GI.biz reported Hall's passing after news broke from members of the Yorkshire game development community, which is where Hall spent a lot of time.

Hall founded Mobius Entertainment in 1997, which worked on numerous Game Boy and Game Boy Advance titles, including Max Payne. Take-Two Interactive acquired Mobius and re-named it Rockstar Leeds. At the studio, Hall worked on GTA: Liberty City Stories and GTA: Chinatown Wars, successfully bringing the GTA franchise to Nintendo's handheld console for the first time.

Hall later moved on to Rockstar San Diego to help with Red Dead Redemption. He took a sabbatical from 2011-2013 and then joined Activision Blizzard's Mobile division as its chief creative officer.

Hall was a founding member of Activision Mobile and a studio called The Blast Furnace, which was dedicated to creating mobile games based on Activision's franchises.

A cause of death was not announced. Hall is survived by his son, James.

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