Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games thrilled to be returning to Dundee – Evening Telegraph

Rockstar Games has stated it is “delighted” to be making a return to Dundee.

Previously today the Tele reported Rockstar Games, the multi-million pound company behind Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, had bought over Dundee-based independent games designer Ruffian Games.

The relocation took place previously the company and this month has actually been rebranded Rockstar Dundee, with numerous regional gamers hailing it as a go back to the video gaming superstar’s roots.

Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games, said they are currently taking a look at what tasks to deal with at Rockstar Dundee.

He stated: “We are enjoyed have Ruffian join the Rockstar Games household.

“The Ruffian team are a skilled addition to Rockstar’s global studios, and we eagerly anticipate interacting on future jobs.”

Founded back in 2008 by Gary Liddon and Billy Thomson, Ruffian Games partnered with Microsoft to work on the Crackdown series and with 343 Industries on Halo: Reach from the Halo Master Chief collection, amongst other projects.

Currently the group at Ruffian numbers around 40 and has a series of video games advancement experience, including some early Rockstar Games titles such as Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt.

Both Liddon and Thomson will remain onboard as co-studio directors of the brand-new Rockstar Dundee.

Billy Thomson said: “We are incredibly delighted to be joining the Rockstar group.

“Not only do we have the chance to work on a few of the most successful home entertainment properties on the planet, however Rockstar’s investment in our studio is a terrific sign for the ongoing growth of video game advancement here in Scotland.”

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