Former Take-Two [TTWO] COO, whose employment with that company ended on April 15, has been hired by Crackdown developer Realtime Worlds as its CEO.
In his role as CEO, Dale will oversee the day-to-day operations and drive strategic direction of RTW and its products, commencing with the company’s upcoming urban-themed online PC game All Points Bulletin.
“Having worked with Gary earlier in his career at BMG Interactive, I am deeply impressed with his management style and profound understanding of the entertainment business,” said David Jones, co-founder and creative director, Realtime Worlds.
Dale’s resignation from Take-Two was announced in January, where the company said he left for “personal reasons” and that it would not fill his position. Instead, Take-Two delegated Dale’s duties among other company executives.
Dale was appointed Take-Two COO last July after rejoining the company in December 2007 as executive vice president. Prior to that, he was Capcom’s European managing director. Before Capcom, Dale was COO for Take-Two’s Rockstar Games publishing label.