MS: Ruffian 'the right team' for Crackdown 2

Microsoft has defended its decision to hand over the development responsibilities of Crackdown 2 to Scottish startup studio Ruffian.

Back in December, Realtime Worlds – developers of the original Crackdown – had explicitly contested rumours that Ruffian was working on the lucrative IP.

"I very much doubt that Microsoft would harm an otherwise fruitful existing development relationship by gambling on funding Crackdown 2 with a startup on RTW's doorstep, for obvious reasons," said the studio's Colin MacDonald.

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KionicWarlord2223790d ago

Crackdown 2 was big surprise to me at e3...didnt see that coming.

Hope it`s just as good as the first one ....

Cant believe it has 4 player coop and 16 player multiplayer .

TROLL EATER3790d ago

YH crackdown 2 shall own wanabies prototype n infamous

Saaking3790d ago

First one sucked terribly, second one will no doubt be a flop. The only reason the first one sold was because of the Halo 3 beta.

- Ghost of Sparta -3790d ago

Ruffian? What games have they made? Rofl!

KionicWarlord2223790d ago

"We've worked on many big titles in the past that we're sure you've heard of including Microsoft's Crackdown, Fable 2 and Project Gotham Racing. We hope you've enjoyed them as much as we did."

Saaking3790d ago

I didn't like the gameplay or dialogue of the first. Maybe if they start completely from scratch they'll get somewhere.

KionicWarlord2223790d ago

gameplay was amazingly fun .

Story got good at the end .

I like taking out gangs in the game .

Also the creative modes you play with your friends .

(street raceing. GOD MODE)

cranium3790d ago (Edited 3790d ago )

Don't listen to this guy. I've never seen him say a single positive thing about the 360. I've never played Crackdown, but I can't imagine it being as bad as he makes it out to be.

PirateThom3790d ago

It's not. Crackdown is one of the best games on the 360, the stroke of genius was packing the Halo 3 beta in with it, because it probably opened it up to so many more people.

GameOn3790d ago

According to your gamer card you haven't even played this game. In fact according to your gamer card you've played hardly any game and what games you have played you've played very little of.

You just love to hate.

aldesko3790d ago

Crackdown is awesome, the only thing I want in Crackdown 2 is more evolved climbing and leveling systems. It'd be cool if you choose a field to specialize in instead of just leveling everything up quickly.

ukilnme3790d ago

@ GameOn

Indeed Saaking loves to hate on the 360 so he/she should just sell it. I have to say though, a gamer card does not always reflect how much you play. My gamer card does not show much but I play the hell out of my 360. I only have one profile associated to Live.

Arnon3790d ago

You've never played Crackdown in your life. If you have, you probably just popped it in at a friends house for a few minutes.

Not played by Hellswrath2231"

lolFail. In fact, the only games you've played on your 360 are:

Battlefield: Bad Company
Fable 2
Prince of Persia
Hexic HD
Dead Rising
Luxor 2
Kameo: Elements of Power
Sega Superstars Tennis
Gears of War 1
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
Call of Duty 2
Far Cry 2
The Orange Box
Mass Effect
Perfect Dark Zero
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Halo 3

and out of ALL these, the only ones you actually played for more than a day were:

Halo 3
Left 4 Dead

Here's his gamertag, folks:

likedamaster3790d ago (Edited 3790d ago )

Good job mods.

Crackdown 2... the Definitive Sandbox Game.

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OGharryjoysticks3790d ago

Translation- "they came cheap"

mrv3213790d ago


'We took so long the original and probably better team went off'

PandemicPrawn03790d ago

The first game was great.

I admit I wasn't gonna get it, until I played the demo.

I had so much fun in that short time in Pacific City I had to go out and buy the game.

The story did feel a little light, but that twist at the end set up for the sequel perfectly.

Can't wait.

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