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Rockstar vet joins Jagex as chief creative officer

Alex Horton joins Runescape, Transformers developer

Jagex has hired former Rockstar vet Alex Horton to the newly-created role of chief creative officer.

Horton was art and animation director at Rockstar, over seeing the launch of Manhunt and Red Dead Revolver, as well as the Grand Theft Auto series, before leaving for consultancy work.

"Jagex has been around ever since I've been in the industry and it's been amazing to witness their development and creativity in the online gaming space over the last decade," said Horton.

"Multiplayer browser-based online gaming is the future and I am hugely excited and honoured to be a part of the UK's largest independent development space in this environment. Jagex is certainly the place to be."

As well as the flagship Runescape title, Jagex is also developing MMO's Transformers Universe and Stellar Dawn.

"Alex will be working across the studios with our game design, development and creative teams to ensure all of our games achieve their true mass market potential," added Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard. "I know him to be hard working, passionate, driven and straight talking - a perfect match for Jagex DNA."

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