Earlier this week, in a interview with Vulture, Rockstar Studios co-founder Dan Houser remarked that Red Dead Redemption 2s production team worked multiple 100-hour weeks throughout 2018. In light of these remarks, multiple video game developers from across the field have started to come forward and tell their industry horror stories on Twitter.
One of these developers is Job J Stauffer, the co-founder of Orpheus Self-Care Entertainment and ex-employee of both Rockstar and Telltale Games. Responding to a tweet about Rockstars working conditions from Kotakus Jason Schreier, Stauffer responded, writing, Its been nearly a decade since I parted from Rockstar, but I can assure you that during the GTA IV era, it was like working with a gun to your head 7 days a week. Stauffers tweet continues with a quote, stating, Be here Saturday & Sunday too, just in case Sam or Dan come in, they want to see everyone working as hard as them,' alluding to Rockstar Studios co-founders Dan and Sam Houser.