So that headline's probably stating the obvious. I would imagine there are lots of studios working on something besides what they've already announced.
But with Realtime Worlds well into development of APB, and the original Crackdown under their belt you can't help but wonder, are they hard at work on Crackdown 2?
The recent interest stems from a digital resume someone posted on LinkedIn and pointed out by Superannuation. The resume, said to be for Ross Nicoll, breaks down the current audio design lead at Ruffian Games' experience.
Here's the summary:
Started out At VIS Entertainment in 2003. Moved to Realtime Worlds in 2005. Member of the Crackdown audio team that won the 2007 "Best Use of Audio" BAFTA award. After Crackdown, I worked on APB, and another unannounced project. Left Realtime in Feb 2009 to take on the role of Audio Design Lead at Ruffian Games - www.ruffiangames.com
Credited on the following titles:
Crackdown - Xbox 360 Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer - PS2 The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage - Nintendo Game Cube Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers - Xbox
Another interesting point: rumours have been floating about that Ruffian Games was formed to work on Crackdown 2.