Former Rockstar North president and lead producer of the Grand Theft Auto sequence for GTA three by means of GTA 5, Leslie Benzies, has secured $42m (£32m) to develop his Grand Theft Auto competitor, Everywhere.
As noticed by The Telegraph (thanks, VGC), Benzies’ new studio, Build a Rocket Boy – which relies in each Edinburgh and Budapest – has secured the funds from buyers like Cayman fund Makers, Galaxy Interactive and China megacorp, Netease.
Benzies sued his prior employer Take-Two Interactive for $150 million in unpaid royalties again in 2016. His swimsuit alleged “numerous deceptions” on the a part of Rockstar and its co-founders, Sam and Dan Houser, that ultimately led to his forceful ousting from the corporate. The swimsuit – which was ultimately settled out of court docket in 2018 – claimed he was given a interval of paid day without work to have fun the monumental success of the GTA franchise, however when he returned to work, he was unable to enter the Rockstar North workplace as a result of his amenities entry machine had been deactivated.
Sadly, the information doesn’t include extra details about the mysterious new enterprise, Everywhere however here is every thing we all know to date about Benzies’ new enterprise.
ICYMI, the official Rockstar Support account just lately informed Grand Theft Auto followers to “stay tuned” for future updates about GTA 6, the subsequent recreation in its mammoth open world crime franchise.
In a sequence of responses posted all through the week, the Twitter account acknowledged that Rockstar has “not released any information” about GTA 6 as of but, however directed followers to the Rockstar Newswire web page for “official updates” on the undertaking.
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