Former Grand Theft Auto president raised $42 million for upcoming game, Everywhere

Former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies has raised $42 million dollars for his upcoming video game Everywhere. Build a Rocket Boy Games secured the money from its latest round of funding, according to a report from the Telegraph. The investors include NetEase and Galaxy Interactive. During Benzies’s time at Rockstar, the designer worked on Grand Theft Auto III all the way to the latest game in the series, Grand Theft Auto V. With Everywhere being described as an open-world game in the vein of GTA and thus a direct competitor, hopes for the game are high. “We want this game to be less restrictive than other games,” Benzies said in an interview with Polygon. “While the game has multiple narratives, we also want players to create their own narratives that include characters with real personality”. Aside from a contextless render of a blue-eyed woman, the only other clue we have is a description of the game on Build a Rocket Boy’s official website. It places the game in the near future in a world that is in the midst of a revolution due to technology