Video games developer sees a return to profit

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Video games developer Rockstar Leeds returned to profit last year but posted a slight decline in turnover.

The firm, which is part of US-based Rockstar Games, posted a pre-tax profit of £242,864 compared to a loss of £187,403 in the year ended March 31 2013.

Turnover dipped to £3.8m from £4m the previous year.

It is understood that Rockstar Leeds, which employs around 80 staff, developed some of the handheld device formats for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the fifth instalment of the popular action-adventure series which was released last year.

Grand Theft Auto V hit the news last year after it made $1bn in its first three days of sales.

Rockstar Leeds filed its latest accounts at Companies House as the game became available on Android and Amazon Kindle devices.

The game enables players to roam around the state of San Andreas and its three major cities – Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas.

Rockstar Leeds was founded as Mobius Entertainment in 1997.

In April 2004, it was acquired by Rockstar Games and renamed Rockstar Leeds.

Patrick Noakes, managing director.

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