A tweet from the official Ruffian Games account posted back in October 2019 noted that they were working on “unspecified titles for @RockstarGames”. That points to Ruffian Games having been working with Rockstar for at least a year before being officially absorbed into the publisher. Whatever this transformation into Rockstar Dundee means is anyone’s guess, but they join a cavalcade of studios working on future games for Rockstar.
As well as Crackdown 2, Ruffian had previously worked on Kinect Star Wars, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Crackdown 3. There is no official word from Rockstar as to what the Dundee branch’s responsibilities will entail.
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