Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two have acquired Scottish-based studio Ruffian Games - rebranding it Rockstar Dundee.
The developer was formed in 2008 and is arguably best known for developing Crackdown 2, which was released on the Xbox 360 in 2010. In addition to this, it worked on multiple Kinect titles including Kinect Sports Rivals by Rare. Most recently, it helped out with Crackdown 3 and assisted 343 Industries with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
New job listings by Rockstar Dundee reveal the studio is now seeking individuals with the following experience:
“generalised experience in multiplayer action games developed for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and future platforms.”
Some of the talent within the studio has already worked on older Rockstar titles such as Manhunt and series like Grand Theft Auto. What do you think about this acquisition? Did you play Crackdown 2 during the 360 gen? Tell us below.
[source thegamer.com, via videogameschronicle.com]
With a history of crackdown, 343 assistance, and kinekt games, who wouldn't want to own a piece of that?
But I guess we're entering a new grim late '00s era of endless buyouts and consolidation. Kind of makes me pessimistic. I remember how awful that was back then.
Sounds like they will just be put to work on GTA V Online mode. Exciting...
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