Ruffian: “A number” of projects sign to “biggest publishers”

Tuesday, 29th November 2011 11:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games is hiring for “a number of as yet unannounced projects with some of the biggest publishers in the games industry.”

The Dundee-based studio doesn’t mention which publishers will play a part in its future.

The news comes from an ad for an environment artist post. You can get details on how to apply on the studio’s website.

Ruffian creative director Billy Thomson told VG247 in 2009 that “Crackdown 3″ would feature different gameplay to the second title, but official confirmation of another installment in the series never arrived.

It’s worth noting that Ruffian’s Flickr has included steampunk renders as of August, as spotted by regular Colin Gallacher.

Ruffian, which opened for business in early 2009, released Crackdown 2 in summer 2010 with Microsoft.



  1. Colin Gallacher

    I’ve been wondering what Ruffian have been doing for a while now. They’re just up the road from me and their flickr page has some interesting renders and art

    #1 3 years ago
  2. daytripper

    i hope its better than crackdown 2

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Looks like that’s Crackdown 3 filed under “nevernever” in a draw somewhere, then.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DaMan

    I doubt it’s Crackdown 3.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    It can’t be. It’s an MS exclusive.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Edited. He actually posted an old job description. There’s more than one game.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. N2O1990

    so they doing 2 games,this and something with MS,or maybe this is a game publish by MS

    #7 3 years ago
  8. daytripper

    new xbox launch title perhaps?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DaMan

    They should make a Crackdown without the comic superheroes crap.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. The_Red

    I hope this time, it’s an actually new game and not the exact copy-paste of Crackdown 1 folder with added zombies.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Although it’d be great to see them do something new, I would still like a ‘proper’ Crackdown sequel with a totally new city and such. I don’t even mind if it’s next-gen as long as it’s actually happening.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    I strongly suspect it isn’t.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Blerk


    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    It’s impressive to see how little games used Steam Punk for it’s art-direction, yet i’m already tired of it.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Jimaroid

    I was quite excited for a moment there. :D

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    haha :D

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gaz Liddon

    I love VG247 :D

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt


    #18 3 years ago

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