May 19, 2022

Former Rockstar Boss Secures Funding for New Game

Leslie Benzies’ new studio – Build A Rocket Boy – has secured the necessary funding for the studio’s upcoming “GTA-beater”, Everywhere

After leaving Rockstar North, former president Leslie Benzies is doing what he does best; working on an open-world game.

Only, this time, it’s not a Grand Theft Auto title.

Benzies has reportedly [via the Telegraph (paywall)] recently secured $42m (~£32m) to develop his new studio’s upcoming title, Everywhere.

His new studio, Build A Rocket Boy, is based in both Edinburgh and Budapest. It recently secured necessary funding from investors like Cayman fund Makers, Galaxy Interactive, and Netease, a Chinese megacorporation.

Of course, staying true to his past life, Benzies has revealed next-to-nothing about Everywhere. However, there’s probably a fair chance we’ll see clear inspiration from GTA considering Benzies lead the series charge for the past several games.

Notoriously, Benzies sued Take-Two Interactive – parent company of Rockstar – over unpaid royalties in 2016. This eventually lead to Benzies leaving Rockstar altogether.

Again, there is little-to-no information available about Everywhere. However, you can bet we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one.

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