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Rockstar Dundee is one of the most recent studios to become a part of the Rockstar Games family. Formerly known as Ruffian Games, Rockstar Dundee is a British video game developer based in Dundee, Scotland. The company was founded in April 2008 by Gary Liddon, Billy Thomson, and Gareth Noyce. Thomson had been the lead designer for Crackdown and all three had worked at Xen Group, which provided technology for that game. Upon its establishment, Ruffian Games began work on Crackdown 2, which was released in 2010. The game did not sell enough to develop a third Crackdown game and the studio joined several co-development projects, including several Kinect games, to stay afloat. Game of Glens and Hollowpoint were cancelled, while a Streets of Rage remake was unsuccessfully pitched. After working with Rockstar Games since at least October 2019, Ruffian Games was acquired by the publisher’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, in October 2020 and became part of Rockstar Games as Rockstar Dundee.