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Rockstar Buys Crackdown 2 Developer Ruffian Games, Rebrands To Rockstar Dundee

Rockstar now owns Ruffian Games and has rebranded the studio as Rockstar Dundee. Ruffian has been working with Rockstar since last year, assisting in the development of Rockstar’s titles.

The studio is home to developers who have worked on both the Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto series.

According to a Companies House listing, the studio – which is best known for its work on Crackdown 2 and The Master Chief Collection – was rebranded as Rockstar Dundee on October 6.

Rockstar Dundee is listed on the company’s career page and was noticed by a keen-eyed Twitter user last month, but the tweet went unnoticed:

TheGamer can now confirm that this new studio is Ruffian Games under a new name.

Ruffian Games confirmed that it was working with Rockstar last year when it was looking for fresh talent to bolster its ranks. In a quote tweet, the official account put out a call for hires:

Since Ruffian has previous experience recreating old favourites with The Master Chief Collection, many fans are wondering if the studio will apply that same magic to some Rockstar classics, such as the original Red Dead Redemption.

It is more likely that Rockstar is gearing up to increase production into next-gen, during which the studio plans to re-release GTA 5 for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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