Former GTA producer forms 5 new businesses
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Former GTA producer forms 5 new businesses
25 January, 2017
Former GTA producer Leslie Benzies has launched multiple studios to get his own piece of the video game industry. A new company, Royal Circus Games Limited, will focus on developing console, PC, and mobile games. It is stated that Mr. Benzies has also applied to the Intellectual Property Office with Royal Circus Games, so it seems that he has some great plans.

The new studio trademarked “Time for a New World,” which could become the name for the studio’s first game or something else.

Benzies has other plans though with his five businesses, all under the umbrella of Royal Circus. Benzies will also dive into VR at his VR-Chitect Limited, creating own line of VR headsets, glasses and software that will try to compete with PSVR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

He also owns Starship Group and Everywhere Game Limited, but little is known about their plans. 

Benzies led the production of the Grand Theft Auto series from GTA III to GTA V, contributing to the beloved franchise eight times in total. 

In January 2016, we found out that Benzies left the studio. Then he filed a $150 million lawsuit against Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive to get unpaid royalties.

Key GTA developer accused Take-Two and Houser brothers of forcing him from company, withholding royalties. Former Rockstar North studio head Leslie Benzies was taking things to the court stating that Rockstar’s official story of how he left the Grand Theft Auto studio was a lie. The studio stated that the former head decided not to return to work.

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Leslie Benzies knows a thing or two about dominating the video game industry, so we’ll keep an eye on his new moves.

Source: The Scotsman

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