Take-Two Interactive has today announced the formation of Rockstar Leeds through the acquisition of Mobius Entertainment. Founded in 1997, the UK-based developer focuses primarily on handheld games and was recently responsible for the Game Boy Advance version of Max Payne.
"We were very impressed with the Mobius development team from the time they began work on the Game Boy Advance version of Max Payne," said Sam Houser, president of Rockstar Games. "They bring a uniquely progressive vision to the titles they develop, and we believe this studio is ahead of the industry on next-generation handheld development. We are proud to have them join the Rockstar family."
"From inception, we have grown in size, confidence, and enthusiasm and have remained committed to producing the highest-quality games for an ever-changing market," added Gordon Hall, managing director at Mobius. "With our new identity as Rockstar Leeds, we will further leverage our creative and dynamic development team by delivering products that exceed industry expectations for quality, technical achievement, and critical acclaim."
We'll bring you more information on Rockstar Leeds' plans, which are known to include games for Sony's PSP, as soon as it becomes available.