Oxford to profit from GTA IV

Oxford University is set to rake in a hefty profit from this week's release of Grand Theft Auto IV. The game, which is projected to earn £200 million worldwide, uses a game engine developed by two University graduates.

Torsten Reil and Colm Massey used research undertaken at Oxford's Zoology department into human and animal movement to create the Euphoria game engine.

Their company, Natural Motion, teamed up with the University's technology transfer company and as a result the University retains a share.

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