GTA 6 announcement soon. .
Former Rockstar North President planning GTA rival game, after an insane $150 million lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive. Arguably the most important person behind the entire franchise of Grand Theft Auto, Leslie Benzies parted ways with the company in 2016. The influential figure sued Take-Two Interactive for $150 million in unpaid royalties; when he was locked from the company’s head quarter offices in mid-town Manhattan, New York.
Following an out-of-court settlement in 2018, Benzies immediately launched his own gaming studio Build a Rocket Boy (based in Edinburgh and Budapest). Grand Theft Auto writer and producer, Lazlow Jones, recently announced his departure from the company. So, with those two leaving behind Rockstar Games after 20 years of creating classics; Benzies has already hired over 130 people, including former major co-workers from Rockstar Games.
Chinese gaming giant, Netease, has already took notice of the move and were one of the first people to make an investment. The news comes after Lesie raised over $42 million in development to get the game off the ground. The open-world title will be called Everywhere, and will be using the Amazon Lumberyard game engine, first revealed in 2016. Benzies explained that it won’t be like anything he’s ever done before.
He went to say, “Everywhere has a lot of traditional game mechanics but we’re going for something more that draws inspiration from, well, everywhere. Players are getting smarter and require more from their games, and we want players to have the real freedom to live in our worlds in the ways they want to. We’re aiming to offer a huge variety of game modes and styles that not only tell our stories but also enable players to live in the identities and adventures they most want to explore.”
Considering Rockstar Games is still in no rush to release Grand Theft Auto V, after planning a second next-gen re-release for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X; Everywhere could immediately tap into a crowd that’s desperately wanting the next major open world adventure title. Take a look at the demo clip below.