Rockstar Games is a video game publisher from the United States. It was established in 1998 and is based in New York. The company was founded by Dan Houser, Sam Houser, Jamie King, and Terry Donovan. They have established two other companies by the name of Rockstar Canada and Rockstar India. The company has published many popular games like the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ series, Manhunt’, ‘May Payne’, ‘Midnight Club’, and ‘Red Dead’. Here is a quick summary of RockStar Games’ net worth in 2018.
Rockstar Games Early Life
Rockstar Games was established in 1998. It was a subsidiary of the company Take-Two Interactive. Prior to that, the company already developed ‘Grand Theft Auto’ in 1997. It was a game which allowed players for some missions for various crime sagas. Throughout the years, the game went on to become popular and evolved many of its franchises.
The game is based in many cities of the USA like Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. In 1999, they came up with ‘GTA: London 1969’. In the same year, they came up with ‘GTA: London 1961’. ‘GTA 2’ was also released in 1999.
In 2001, the company then published ‘GTA III’. The other GTA franchises are ‘GTA: Liberty City Stories’, ‘GTA: The Lost and Damned’, ‘GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony’, ‘GTA V: First Person Mode’, and ‘GTA: Vice City Stories’.
Apart from the GTA series, Rockstar Games has also published other games like ‘Wild Metal Country’, ‘Smuggler’s Run’ series’, ‘Midnight Club’ series, ‘The Italian Job’, ‘Oni’, ‘Red Dead’ series, ‘L.A. Noire’, and ‘Manhunt’ series. It is set to come up with ‘Agent’ very soon.
The company has also produced movies and has got many subsidiaries. It has created the game engine called ‘RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine). This is available for many operating systems including Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows.
Rockstar Games has also created the online gaming service known as ‘Rockstar Games Social Club’. It is developed for multiplayer applications and also for authentication.
The company’s GTA series has been both a commercial and critical success. GTA has further launched many apparels, poker chips, art prints, box sets, wall posters, playing cards, and T-Shirts.
The GTA franchise of Rockstar games is wholly owned by Take-Two Interactive Software. The company has sold millions of copies across the world and is one of the most popular games in the world.
Despite its success, Rockstar Games have been involved in a controversy when it came with the rating of ‘Adults Only’. There have been lawsuits filed against the company by Lindsay Lohan and Karen Gravano.
Awards & Achievements
The games published by Rockstar Games have won several awards and nominations. They have won the Spike Video Game Awards, Satellite Awards, Inside Gaming Awards, Spike VGX, Edge Awards, Telegraphy Video Game Awards, and Game Developers Choice Awards. At 2014, BAFTA Games Awards, Rockstar Games was conferred with the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award.
Net Worth of Rockstar Games
The estimated net worth of Rockstar Games is more than $3.5 billion. Thanks to the success of the Grand theft Auto series, that the company can make this money. They have released some other games and have also ventured into movie production. Its holding was $2 billion in 2013. In 2015, the company’s net worth was $2.59 billion. Apart from winning several awards, GTA series has alone sold more than 235 million copies worldwide. The company makes $250 million every year. Additionally, the founders of the company, the Houser brothers have a collective net worth of over $180 million.
Rockstar Games is one of the most famous game publishing companies in the world. They have released many popular games, particularly the Grand Theft Auto franchise. They have also created Rockstar Games Social Club and Rockstar Advanced Game Engine.