Dan Houser wants to make new IPs across all platforms and for all formats.
Logo for Absurd Ventures, the new company from Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser.

Dan Houser, one of the co-founders of Rockstar Games, just announced the opening of his new studio. Houser was the former creative director and lead writer on franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Bully, and more during his time with Rockstar. Houser parted ways from Rockstar Games back in early 2022 and has been relatively quiet ever since.

Houser's new company is called Absurd Ventures. According to today's press brief, Absurd Ventures is "building narrative worlds, creating characters, and writing stories for a diverse variety of genres, without regard to medium, to be produced for live-action and animation; video games and other interactive content; books, graphic novels, and scripted podcasts."

“We are building Absurd Ventures to create new universes and to tell great stories, wherever and however we can,” said Dan Houser.
These lofty ambitions are merely ideas at this point as no actual project has been formerly announced from Absurd Ventures just yet.