Take-Two Interactive recently acquired the Scottish developer Ruffian Games. The purchase took place on October 1, 2020, and was renamed Rockstar Dundee a little later. The team is currently working on several unknown titles.
The publisher Take-Two Interactive recently took over the Scottish development studio Ruffian Games. According to current reports, the deal was closed on October 1, 2020 – almost exactly two weeks ago. On October 6th, the studio was renamed Rockstar Dundee.
More details on the financial framework of the takeover are not yet known, so we cannot tell you how much Take-Two Interactive ultimately cost this deal. In any case, it is certain that Rockstar Dundee claims to be working on several currently secret projects for which the Scottish studio is currently looking for personnel reinforcement.
The former Ruffian Games had worked very closely with Take-Two Interactive several times before the takeover. The team from Scotland was also responsible for the action game Crackdown 2, which was released for the Xbox 360 in 2010. Titles like Kinect Playfit and Fragemental are also part of the studio's portfolio. In many other games such as Crackdown 3, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Kinect Sports Rivals, they were used to support the respective main studios.
Ruffian Games was founded in April 2008 in the Scottish city of Dundee, where it is still based today. The founders at the time included Gary Liddon, Billy Thomson and Gareth Noyce. Now known as Rockstar Dundee, the studio was relatively small until recently, employing just 27 people last year. That could change soon after the takeover by Take-Two Interactive.
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