Rockstar Leeds founder Gordon Hall passed away at the age of 51. This sad news comes from multiple sources in the Yorkshire development scene – where he was based.
Gordon Hall’s game career began when he founded Möbius Entertainment in 1997 (now known as Rockstar Leeds Limited), which produced a variety of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance titles.
The developer also collaborated with other Rockstar teams on projects such as Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and GTA: Chinatown Wars. In addition, in 2009, he worked at Rockstar San Diego, where he contributed to the work on Red Dead Redemption.
He is also credited for a whole list of well-beloved games. Check out his whole body of work here.
Between 2011 and 2013, Gordon took a leave of absence in order to research player psychology and micro-transactions strategy. He later returned to the gaming industry as chief creative officer for Activision Blizzard Mobile.
“His pursuit of excellence was staggering and he formed a great, trusting bond with those who chose to work (hard) alongside him. As a close friend, he was truly inspirational and socially speaking a real energetic one-off who could endlessly entertain at the drop of a hat, holding everyone in the palm of his hand. Gordon will be very sadly missed.”