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Gaming studio Build A Rocket Boy closes $110M round

Jan 17, 2024
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Build A Rocket Boy, a Scotland-based gaming studio, has closed a $110 million Series D round to support its upcoming launch.

Why it matters: The studio, led by former "Grand Theft Auto" developer Leslie Benzies, is one of the most highly anticipated gaming company launches this year.

Details: RedBird Capital Partners led the funding round. Julia Wittlin, a partner at the firm, will join Build A Rocket Boy's board of directors.

  • The round also includes participation from Galaxy Interactive, NetEase Games, Endeavor, Alignment Growth, Woodline Partners LP and GTAM Partners.

Flashback: Benzies led the development of many "Grand Theft Auto" titles while he was president of Rockstar North from 2001 to 2016.

What's next: The studio is preparing to debut its first game called MindsEye, an open-world platform called Everywhere and a suite of user-generated content design tools called Arcadia.

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