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Rockstar co-founder and head writer leaves ahead of rumored GTA 6

Published: 5/Feb/2020 1:05 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 12:37

by Brad Norton

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Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser has announced he will be parting ways with the gaming studio he helped build, revealing on February 4 he would be leaving the company, putting a spanner in the works of rumored Grand Theft Auto 6.

From the global phenomenon that is the Grand Theft Auto series to the ever-popular Red Dead franchise, Rockstar Games is the studio behind a number of marquee titles in the gaming industry. 

After helping guide the team for 22 years, serving as the lead writer on major projects such as Grand Theft Auto 5 and Max Payne 3, Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser is set to leave the company.

Red Dead Redemption 2 characters
Rockstar Games
Red Dead Redemption 2 released in October, 2018 to much fanfare and critical acclaim.

Just over 12 months after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, and seemingly in the midst of development on the next installment in the GTA franchise, Houser returned from a lengthy break and announced he would be parting ways with the company he helped establish in 1998.

“After an extended break beginning in the spring of 2019, Dan Houser, Vice President, Creative at Rockstar Games, will be leaving the company,” the game company announced in a February 4 statement.

“[His] last day will be March 11, 2020. We are extremely grateful for his contributions. Rockstar Games has built some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful game worlds, a global community of passionate fans and an incredibly talented team, which remains focused on current and future projects.”

Max Payne 3 action
Rockstar Games
Houser lead the charge on the intricate narrative of Max Payne 3.

Having grown from a small team in 1998 to housing over 2,000 employees across eight headquarters around the world in 2020, Rockstar Games has become synonymous with the open-world genre. 

GTA V for instance, currently sits as the third best-selling video game of all time with over 115 million units sold throughout its seven-year lifespan. 

Countless job listings from various Rockstar studios around the globe, as well as numerous leaks in recent months, have all indicated that GTA VI is well into its development. Having served as the lead-writer on GTA V, it’s undeniable that Houser’s departure will leave an indelible mark on the company moving forward.  

There’s no discerning the motive behind Houser’s decision just yet. After 22 years of developing some of the most iconic titles in the industry, it will be fascinating to see a Rockstar title without his touch.

With the reveal of GTA VI appearing to draw closer every day, however, there’s no denying his absence will cause major ripple effects throughout Rockstar Games as they brace for another huge, global release.

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How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.