Take-Two Interactive announced Thursday (15) that Rockstar Games has successfully completed the acquisition of Ruffian Games, a developer founded in Dundee, Scotland, with a team of nearly 40 people who are currently working on the upcoming Rockstar games.
“We are delighted that Ruffian has joined the Rockstar Games family,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar. “The Ruffian team is a talented addition to Rockstar’s global studios, and we look forward to working together on future projects.”
Founded in 2008 by Lary Liddon and Billy Thomson, developer Ruffian Games worked closely with Microsoft to launch the Crackdown games and with 343 Industries in the development of Halo: Reach and Halo: Master Chief Collection. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and the companies did not disclose the purchase price of Ruffian Games.
“We are extremely happy to join the Rockstar team,” said Billy Thompson, co-founder of Ruffian. “Not only do we have the opportunity to work on some of the most successful entertainment properties in the world, but Rockstar’s investment in our studio is a great sign for us to continue to develop game development here in Scotland.”Rockstar is a developer of successful games like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, LA Noire and more. We don’t know if Team Ruffian will be working on the new GTA 6 that is expected to debut in the coming years.
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