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Ruffian: Today's most successful games have "persistence of life"


Speaking at the NEoN event in Dundee, Ruffian Games has stated how important Crackdown 2's online is, and how it needs to be able to "keep your disc in people's disc drive."

"If you're doing that you're onto a winner. We play games online, and we want to bring that element of quick skirmish action. We always thought Crackdown was perfect for online and always wanted to do it like this," said Ruffian producer James Cope.

The company also confirmed it will work on Crackdown 2 after it's release next year.

"As a company, we've got a really strong belief in staying as a single project company. We feel that enables us to make the best games possible.

"We're not putting people with really great skills in the position of having to manage multiple things. You always get that situation where one game, one project, becomes more important than the other and you dilute your key staff across that. We want to stay incredibly focused on making really great core action games. That's where the future of the company is."

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