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DMA Design, Officially Become Rockstar Studios

by Thomas on March 25, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PST

Rockstar Games announced the official name change of DMA Design, developers of best-selling tour de force "Grand Theft Auto 3" to Rockstar Studios. DMA Design was acquired by Rockstar Games' parent company, Take-Two Interactive, and has been part of the Rockstar Games family since September 1999.

Grand Theft Auto 3 Developers, DMA Design, Officially Become Rockstar Studios.

"We are delighted to align ourselves more closely in name with our publishing arm, Rockstar Games," said Andrew Semple, Studio Director of Rockstar Studios. "The traditional lines that exist between publisher and developer do not exist between us. Our teams possess a very complimentary and symbiotic relationship."

Development Director, Leslie Benzies, stated, "'Grand Theft Auto 3' is true validation of this relationship working to its fullest potential and aligning ourselves in this manner shows our commitment to continue to work in this fashion."

"This name change serves as the final integration of our product development teams in New York and Scotland," stated Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games. "The team in Scotland is made up of unique and truly talented individuals and it is a real pleasure to be able to formalize our close working relationship. The fact that 'Grand Theft Auto 3' has become the biggest selling PlayStation®2 title ever in major markets like Germany, the UK and the United States is a triumph and testament to the team in Scotland led by Les Benzies and the way we work together with completely open lines of creative communication and mutual respect."

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