Rockstar San Diego

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Rockstar San Diego, Inc.
Formerly called
Angel Studios, Inc. (1984–2003)
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1984; 33 years ago (1984)
Headquarters Carlsbad, California, U.S.
Key people
Steve Martin (studio manager)
Parent Rockstar Games

Rockstar San Diego, Inc. (formerly Angel Studios, Inc.) is an American video game development studio, under the Rockstar Games umbrella. The studio pioneered open world racing games with the Midtown Madness and the award-winning Midnight Club series. It is also responsible for the "Red Dead" series of western games, Red Dead Revolver in 2004 and Red Dead Redemption in 2010. The studio also houses the RAGE Technology Group which developed the RAGE engine that is used in almost all Rockstar games, including Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V. The studio was acquired by Take-Two Interactive in November 2002.

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
as Angel Studios
1996 Mr. Bones Saturn
1998 Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr. N64
1998 Virtual Jungle Cruise DisneyQuest
1999 Resident Evil 2 N64
1999 Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Slugfest N64, GBC
1999 Midtown Madness Win
1999 Savage Quest Arcade
1999 Pirates: GameWorks Arcade
2000 Midtown Madness 2 Win
2000 Midnight Club: Street Racing PS2
2000 Smuggler's Run PS2
2001 Smuggler's Run 2 PS2
2001 Test Drive Off-Road Wide Open PS2, Xbox
2001 TransWorld Surf PS2, Xbox, GCN
2002 Smuggler's Run: Warzones GCN
2003 Spy Hunter 2 PS2, Xbox
as Rockstar San Diego
2003 Midnight Club II PS2, Xbox, Win
2004 Red Dead Revolver PS2, Xbox
2005 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition PSP, PS2, Xbox (with Rockstar Leeds)
2006 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix PS2, Xbox
2006 Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis X360, Wii (with Rockstar Leeds)
2008 Midnight Club: Los Angeles PS3, X360
2008 Midnight Club: L.A. Remix PSP (with Rockstar London)
2009 Midnight Club: Los Angeles – Complete Edition PS3, X360
2010 Red Dead Redemption PS3, X360 (with Rockstar North)
2010 Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare PS3, X360 (with Rockstar North)
2011 L.A. Noire PS3, Win, X360 (with Team Bondi and Rockstar North)
2012 Max Payne 3 PS3, Win, X360 (as part of Rockstar Studios)
2013 Grand Theft Auto V PS3, PS4, Win, X360, XONE (with Rockstar North)