Inside Rockstar North – Part 1: The Vision

Studio president Leslie Benzies looks back on GTA and how the team shaped a blockbuster IP

Leslie Benzies had always dreamt of being a rockstar.

But a talent in coding led him not to headline Glastonbury, but to secure a job on a bigger, global stage. He started as a coder at DMA Design, then the man running the GTA III team, and now, fittingly, a Rockstar – president of its prized North studio in Edinburgh.

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David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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