Crackdown 2 rumours get 'ruff'

Crackdown 2 rumours get ‘ruff’

Published On December 21, 2008 | By David Wriglesworth | News

Rumours are spreading regarding a sequel to Microsoft and Real Time World’s Crackdown. The rumours started after a new developer called Ruffian Games based in Dundee, Scotland was formed. But how does this link to Crackdown? Well, “five or six” staff from Realtime Worlds (the developer of the original) left to join Ruffian.


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Colin MacDonald, Head of Realtime Worlds released a statement “regarding the rumoured RTW departures… We believe that maybe five or six ex-Realtime Worlds staff have been employed by Ruffian in recent weeks. Whilst we’re always sad to lose any member of the RTW family, fans should rest assured that the vast majority of the Crackdown team remain at RTW.”

Also within the statement, MacDonald confirmed that there are “ongoing discussions” with Microsoft and how creator of the game, David Jones, would “be gutted not to be involved” with the sequel before revealing Realtime Worlds are working on APB “as well as on an unannounced project that will cause quite a stir when unveiled.”

Whilst a sequel to Crackdown hasn’t been denied, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing if for a while.

[Source: VideoGaming247]

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David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.