Rockstar Games Acquires Crackdown Dev Ruffian Games


Rockstar Games has announced they’ve acquired Ruffian Games.

The Dundee, Scotland-based developer has been fully acquired by Rockstar and are being rebranded as Rockstar Dundee. Ruffian Games were known for their work on Crackdown 2 and 3, as well as several other titles.

“We are thrilled to have Ruffian join the Rockstar Games family,” Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser said in a press release. “The Ruffian team are a talented addition to Rockstar’s global studios, and we look forward to working together on future projects.”

“We are incredibly excited to be joining the Rockstar team,” Ruffian Games co-founder Billy Thompson added. “Not only do we have the opportunity to work on some of the most successful entertainment properties in the world, but Rockstar’s investment in our studio is a great sign for the continued expansion of game development here in Scotland.”

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