Rockstar Games has acquired Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games, and rebranded the studio as Rockstar Dundee.
As spotted by TheGamer, the acquisition appears to have gone through as recently as October 1 of this year per a Companies House listing noting the name change and shift of control.
The two companies have been working together for at least the last year according to a job listing for engineers to develop “unspecified titles”.
Ruffian Games was established in 2009 with veterans from Climax, DMA Design, and RealTime Worlds, including developers who had worked on the original Crackdown, Project Gotham Racing, Fable 2, and Grand Theft Auto.
GamesIndustry.biz has reached out to Take-Two Interactive for further comment and details on the acquisition.