Officials from Rockstar Games have announced the appointment of Gary Dale as the company’s new chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Dale’s most recent industry role was at Capcom, where he has been European managing director since 2003. Previously though he has enjoyed a long history of working with Rockstar Games and parent company Take-Two Interactive.
From 1994 to 1998, Dale was president of the video games division of BMG Entertainment until Take-Two acquired BMG Interactive in March 1998. During his tenure, he oversaw the release of over thirty games, including the original Grand Theft Auto
from DMA Design, now Rockstar North.
"We are delighted to bring Gary back to Rockstar Games. Based on our long history of working together, Gary has a deep understanding of our mission to create compelling games that will propel interactive entertainment to the center of the entertainment industry," said Rockstar founder and executive producer Sam Houser. "The addition of Gary's expertise in marketing and publishing operations to our management team will play an important role in helping us to capitalize on the substantial opportunities we see ahead of us."
"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. 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," commented Dale.