Rockstar Games Toronto ULC

Moby ID: 48

  • Rockstar Games Toronto Inc. (from 2012-11-22 to 2012-11-22)
  • Rockstar Toronto (from 2002-08-01 to 2012-11-22)
  • Rockstar Canada (from 1999 to 2002-08-01)
  • Take-Two Interactive Software Canada (from 1997-07 to 1999)
  • GameTek Canada (from 1995 to 1997-07)
  • Imagexcel - Company name until 1995

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Imagexcel was a Canadian developer, active since the 1980s. In 1995, the company was acquired by Alternative Reality Technologies, Inc and was probably renamed to GameTek Canada.

After ART was purchased by Take Two Interactive, Inc., it became an internal development division of Take Two Interactive Canada, Inc. and, starting in 1999, publicly called Rockstar Canada. In 2002, the public name was changed to Rockstar Toronto to avoid confusion with the Rockstar Vancouver.

Sometime between 2004 and 2007 the division was incorporated as Rockstar Toronto, Inc. (although the entity was probably called Alternative Reality Technology, Inc..for some time) as subsidiary of Take Two Interactive Canada. In 2012, the company became Rockstar Games Toronto ULC.

Credited on 18 Games from 1988 to 2018

Red Dead Redemption II (2018 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
Grand Theft Auto V (2013 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Max Payne 3 (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (2009 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Bully: Scholarship Edition (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360, Wii...)
Manhunt 2 (2007 on Windows, PlayStation 2, PSP...)
The Warriors (2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PSP...)
Max Payne (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Oni (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Macintosh)
Grand Theft Auto: London - Special Edition (2000 on PlayStation)
Dark Colony (Covermount Demo Version) (1997 on Windows)
Dark Colony (1997 on Windows, Macintosh)
Quarantine II: Road Warrior (1995 on DOS)
Quarantine (1994 on DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
The Ultimate Ride (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Techno Cop (1988 on DOS, Genesis, Amiga...)

History +

August 1st, 2002

When Take-Two Interactive acquires Barking Dog Studios, Ltd. in Vancouver, Rockstar Canada is renamed to Rockstar Toronto to avoid confusion with the two Canadian Rockstar studios.

November 29th, 1997

The studio is sold to Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Trivia +

Company Location (2008):

Rockstar Toronto

2871 Brighton Road

Oakville, ON

Canada L6H 6C9

email: [email protected]


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