Former Capcom European managing director Gary Dale has signed on as chief Operating officer of Rockstar Games, the video-game publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. Effective immediately, the appointment will have Dale overseeing the day-to-day operations of the game studio responsible for the megahit Grand Theft Auto franchise.
Dale has a long history of working with Rockstar Games and Take-Two. From 1994 to 1998, he served as president of BMG Ent.’s Interactive Software and Video Division, which was acquired by Take-Two in March of 1998. During his tenure, he oversaw the release of more than 30 games, including Grand Theft Auto from DMA Design, which later became Rockstar North.
“Having been involved in the formation of what later became Rockstar Games, I am now thrilled to become a member of the team at such an exciting time,’ Dale comments. ‘Rockstar Games has built an impressive portfolio of internal development resources and valuable franchises, and I look forward to helping Rockstar Games continue to define the interactive entertainment landscape in the next-generation era.”
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports, and Global Star Software;. The company also and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary.