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https://www.thegamer.com/rockstar-buys-crackdown-2-developer-ruffian-games-rebrands-to-rockstar-dundee/

Ruffian previously developed Crackdown 2, and assisted with the development of various other Microsoft games over their 12 year history, including Crackdown 3's multiplayer mode, Halo: The Master Chief Collection (both the original release and the 2019 PC port), Kinect Sports Rivals, and Kinect Star Wars. They had been collaborating with Rockstar since last year, and now Rockstar has fully acquired them and rebranded them as Rockstar Dundee.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 12 October 2020

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They don't need a Chief, they have a Donk.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Why they acquired these devs 🥴



 

ClassicGamingWizzz said:
Why they acquired these devs 🥴

Because quality is no longer important to Take-Two/Rockstar. All they care about these days is churning out DLC for GTA Online and Red Dead Online as fast as possible so that people will spend money on their microtransactions. If you would have told me 10 years ago that Rockstar would acquire the developer of a 70 metacritic game, I would have called you crazy. Sadly, gone is the old Rockstar who cared about delivering quality AAA singleplayer games on a regular basis. We'll get GTA 6 around 2023-2025 and that will be the only new Rockstar game this entire upcoming generation sadly.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 12 October 2020

Even 3rd party developers are buying more studios than Sony these day.



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Hope they can help the dev become bigger, bit more funding and will help with North's projects as they are just across the Forth estuary.



Hmm, pie.

Kinda ironic since they had some developers from the company that made Crackdown 1 and that company was made of ex-Rockstar employees.



That will make them an even better pickup once Microsoft buys Rockstar.



Who knows? Maybe they acquired Ruffian specifically to have them work on their online development and let the other teams work on new games. I can dream, can't i?