Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian working with Rockstar on 'upcoming titles'

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Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games, which was one of the studios helping 343 Industries bring Halo: Reach into The Master Chief Collection, is working on upcoming games for Rockstar, and it's hiring developers with experience building multiplayer games.

The developer is hiring for multiple positions (opens in new tab) including graphics engineers and a UI engineer, and it's looking for developers with "generalised experience in multiplayer action games" on both PC and consoles. 

None of the job adverts mention Rockstar, but industry body The Scottish Games Network said on its website (opens in new tab) that Ruffian is working on "upcoming titles" for Rockstar. Ruffian has since retweeted the article (opens in new tab) with the message: "We're hiring!"

Ruffian also built the multiplayer portion of Crackdown 3 and recently released a multiplayer VR game called RADtv.

We don't know whether Ruffian is working on a new game for Rockstar or a port of an existing game, but the job descriptions suggests that whatever it is will be multiplayer-focused. Ruffian is based in Dundee, Scotland, around 40 miles north of Rockstar North's base in Edinburgh.

On its website, Ruffian says it counts former Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt developers among its staff, which means it has a pre-existing connection with Rockstar.

Thanks, VG247 (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.