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Rockstar Games Acquired Ruffian Games

M&A | ANNOUNCMENT DATE: 14 OCTOBER 2020
WRITTEN BY | 18 Oct 2020
Rockstar Games Acquired Ruffian Games
M&A

đź’µ Acquisition

  • US-based game developer and publisher Rockstar Games has acquired Scotland-based game developer Ruffian Games

  • The studio will be operating under the name Rockstar Dundee and will become the 9th division in a group

  • Ruffian Games already participated in the development of Rockstar Games in the past like Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt

  • Financial details of the deal were not disclosed

🎲 Products

  • Ruffian Games mostly know as a PC/console developer

  • Studio has created such titles as Crackdown 2 and Kinect Playfit for Xbox 360, Fragmental and RADtv for PC, etc.

  • Recently participated in the development of Microsoft’s Crackdown 3 and actively participated in developing Halo: Reach for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

  • Since October 2019, Ruffian Games working on an unknown title together with Rockstar Games

đź’¸ Rockstar Games M&A Activity

  • In May 2019, Rockstar Games has acquired Indian-based game developer Dhruva Interactive from Starbreeze Studios for $7.9m

SOURCES: TAKETWO, GAMESINDUSTRY, YAHOOFINANCE

Rockstar Games
  • Established in 1998 as a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive

  • Headquarter – New York, Unites States / offices in United States, United Kingdom and India

  • Team of 2000+ employees

  • Multiplatform video game developer and publisher, mainly known for its franchises Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead, Max Payne, Midnight Club, and Manhunt

Ruffian Games