Crackdown was a bit of a surprise hit. In fact, it was so surprising that Microsoft originally passed on their option to have Real Time Worlds do an immediate sequel. And when Microsoft came back a little later, Real Time Worlds were busy making APB. Enter Ruffian Games, made up by several members of the original Crackdown team and based in the same Scottish town. Looks like they are doing a pretty decent job so far from where I'm sitting.
Crackdown 2 will hit store shelves sometime in 2010 and you can have a peak at the latest imagery from the game below.