Gordon Hall, founder of the studio that later became Rockstar Leeds has passed away at 51. Hall has worked on Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and LA Noire. The cause of death was not disclosed.
As reported by IGN, we have to bring you the bad news of Gordon Hall’s disappearance, aged only 51. Hall was the founder of Möbius Entertainment in Leeds, England, in 1997, a studio that worked primarily on portable titles, such as Max Payne’s Game Boy Advance version.
Take-Two Interactive then acquired the company in 2004, changing its name to Rockstar Leeds, which with Hall as president, became Rockstar’s handheld console specialist. The studio developed GTA: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories together with Rockstar North and was then chiefly responsible for GTA’s development: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS, one of the most celebrated titles on the Nintendo laptop.
Hall also supported the development of LA Noire, Red Dead Redemption, and more. In 2011 he resigned from Rockstar Leeds to join Activision Blizzard Mobile as a chief creative officer.