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Take-Two Extends Contract With Key Rockstar Games Developers

Sam Houser, Dan Houser and Leslie Benzies are staying where they are.

The Houser brothers aren't going anywhere.
The Houser brothers aren't going anywhere.

Several key developers at Rockstar Games--Sam Houser, Dan Houser, Leslie Benzies--have signed a new employee contracts with parent company Take-Two Interactive, keeping them firmly in place.

The news comes just as Take-Two has announced its fiscal 2011 results. Keeping the noted talent behind much of Take-Two's own bottom line is important, and something mentioned in many of Take-Two's own financial calls. The contracts were due to expire soon, though clearly that will not be happening.

Details of the agreement will never come out, but Take-Two says the new agreement comes on "substantially similar economic terms" to its previous contacts.

L.A. Noire, a collaboration between Rockstar Games and Team Bondi, was just released last week. Max Payne 3 is expected to the next release from Rockstar Games but is not listed on Take-Two's schedule. It is not uncommon for Take-Two to leave Rockstar Games productions off its schedule.

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