Terry Donovan leaves Rockstar

Take-Two confirms that cofounder, managing director of label has moved on from the company.

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A representative with Take-Two Interactive today confirmed for GameSpot that Terry Donovan, managing director and cofounder of the publisher's Rockstar Games label, has left the company. Donovan took a leave of absence from the company in September and then decided last month that he would not be returning, the representative said.

While Donovan was a cofounder of Rockstar, the representative said the studio would be able to carry on unhindered. Many of Donovan's duties--which primarily dealt with publishing and marketing the company's games--have already been accounted for, he said, as Take-Two last week announced that Capcom's European managing director Gary Dale had been appointed as Rockstar's COO.

"Rockstar is a very robust organization and has tremendous depth," the representative said. "It has over 600 artists and developers, marketing people... Sam and Dan [Houser, also cofounders and producers of the Grand Theft Auto series] is the leadership now, along with Gary Dale. The roles have been filled."

Rockstar Games is best known as the developer of the Grand Theft Auto series of games, although it also has Bully, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, and the Midnight Club series to its credit.

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