Rockstar Leeds founder Gordon Corridor dies

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Developer whose works included GTA and Crimson Useless Redemption was 51 years outdated

Gordon Corridor, founding father of GTA Chinatown Wars developer Rockstar Leeds, has died.

The information emerges from varied figures within the Yorkshire growth scene, the place he was largely based mostly.

Corridor’s video games profession started by founding Möbius Leisure in 1997, which produced quite a lot of Recreation Boy and Recreation Boy Advance titles. After its work on the GBA model of Max Payne, Rockstar Video games acquired the studio and rebranded it as Rockstar Leeds.

Beneath Corridor, the developer labored with fellow Rockstar groups to create titles reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty Metropolis Tales and GTA: Chinatown Wars. Corridor even labored at Rockstar San Diego in 2009, the place he contributed to the event of Crimson Useless Redemption.

Between 2011 and 2013, he took a sabbatical to additional analysis participant psychology and microtransactions technique, returning to video games as chief inventive officer for Activision Blizzard Cell.

“Gordon was merely good to be round, extremely motivating and ever constructive,” stated Martyn Brown, enterprise growth at 5 Aces Publishing and co-founder of Staff17.

“His pursuit of excellence was staggering and he shaped a terrific, trusting bond with those that selected to work (arduous) alongside him. As a detailed buddy, he was actually inspirational and socially talking an actual energetic one-off who may endlessly entertain on the drop of a hat, holding everybody within the palm of his hand. Gordon might be very sadly missed.”

Corridor is survived by his son James.

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