Creator of Grand Theft Auto series lists £11.5m in exceptional items for the 2012 financial year
Scottish games developer Rockstar North Ltd has posted a £12.6 million pre-tax loss for the 2012 financial year.
The Edinburgh-based company, which is set to release a new instalment of its Grand Theft Auto game series in March, reported a pre-tax profit of £5.5 million the previous year, though that was for a 17-month reporting period.
For the year to March 31, 2012, turnover was £18.05 million against £25.8 million for the 17-month 2011 reporting period.
Rockstar, which currently employs 269 people, reported £11.5 million in exceptional items for the 2012 year, though no further details are provided in accounts filed with Companies House.
The company has listed costs totalling £22.2 million for research and development in the 2012 year against £24.03 million for the 17-month 2011 reporting period.
Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series first launched in 1997 and has since sold more than 100 million copies globally.
The last instalment of the game, Grand Theft Auto IV, clocked up more than 25 million sales.