Former GTA Boss Hire PlayStation and 2K Games Veterans to Work on Everywhere

21 July 2022

Build A Rocket Boy studio of former Rockstar North president Leslie Benzies has announced the appointment of three games industry veterans to its executive team.

Mick Hocking, who worked in high management of PlayStation London Studio, MotorStorm developer Evolution Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Codemasters, will take a place as chief development officer.

Murray Pannell joined as Build a Rocket Boy from 2K, where he was the vice president of publishing for Europe. He was also formerly marketing director for PlayStation UK and Ireland, marketing director for Ubisoft, and group product marketing manager for Xbox.

Randall Price will be chief publishing officer. Price was most recently senior vice president of publishing for NCsoft, and spent 15 years at Guild Wars developer ArenaNet, where he served as senior vice president of global business.

Since 2016 Build A Rocket Boy’s team has been quietly growing and today we’re delighted to publicly welcome Mick, Murray and Randall to the studio. Each of them brings a huge amount of experience, knowledge and passion to Build A Rocket Boy as we continue development on Everywhere, and we’re looking forward to having more to announce from the team later in 2022.
— Leslie Benzies

Build A Rocket Boy said on Thursday that it has a team of over 400 developers and technology innovators based in Edinburgh, Budapest and around the world working its debut title Everywhere, “with a goal to challenge the boundaries of video gaming and revolutionize entertainment”.

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