Sad news for Rockstar, and fans of their games. After taking a sabbatical for over a year, Leslie Benzie has officially left the company. Leslie Benzie was the president of Rockstar North, and has been producing the Grand Theft Auto series since Grand Theft Auto III. Benzie also produced a number of other games from Rockstar including, L.A. Noire, and Red Dead Redemption.
There is no official word on why Benzie decided to leave the company, however all seems to be amicable. Rockstar’s official statements have been to say that they are grateful for his work, wishing him well, and that they will miss him. We wish both Rockstar and Leslie Benzie good luck going forward.