LOS ANGELES--Amongst the wealth of hardware and software announcements unveiled at this morning's Microsoft press conference, one game was confirmed with very little fanfare--a sequel to the superhero open-world game Crackdown, which first debuted on the Xbox 360 in 2007.
Few details were released about Crackdown 2, but Microsoft has confirmed that Ruffian Games will be the developers and has also promised that the game will "take multiplayer gaming to unprecedented levels for the ultimate cooperative and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the freedom to explore, destroy, and play as you return to restore justice and peace to Pacific City." The first game also featured co-op play throughout the entire story campaign.
At this stage, no firm release date has been set for Crackdown 2. For more from the show, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of E3 2009.