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Bethesda's opening up a new studio

Posted by: John at 10/4/2012 11:21 AM
Bethesda's growing so what they need is a new studio. And a new studio will be established in Austin, Texas and it will be called Battlecry Studios. Rich Vogel, who was with Bioware, will be the head of the new company. Rich used to be an executive producer for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

With Rich's history in online games and the studio looking for people for an unannounced project, one has to wonder what they could be working on? I'll take a wild guess here. Bethesda recently got everything there is for Fallout. They're hard at work on Elder Scrolls Online. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the company to create a Fallout Online as well.

Guess we'll know more when the time comes.


 Bethesda Softworks Opens Battlecry Studios in Austin

Long-time Industry Veteran Rich Vogel to Head Development at New Studio

October 3, 2012 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, is pleased to announce it has established a new studio in Austin, Texas, Battlecry Studios, to be headed by long-time industry veteran Rich Vogel. Most recently, Vogel worked at Bioware where he served as the executive producer on the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Rich has a long history in the industry having worked on Ultima Online, and Star Wars Galaxies as well as other online and console titles during his 20+ years in game development. The new studio is currently hiring other experienced game developers to fill key roles for an unannounced project.

“I have always admired and respected Bethesda’s approach to making great, original games,” said Vogel. “It’s a belief and passion I share, and I’m looking forward to building a team of high quality developers who want to bring that same commitment and creative energy to the games we’ll be creating.”

“We are very pleased to have someone with Rich’s vast experience join us at Bethesda,” said Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks. “Rich has a history of building and managing talented development teams and bringing high quality games to market, and we look forward to working with him on a new exciting project.”

Battlecry Studios will be the second ZeniMax studio located in Austin, joining Arkane® Studios, whose highly-anticipated title, Dishonored™, ships this month. For more information about Bethesda Softworks and available jobs at Battlecry Studios, visit: http://jobs.zenimax.com/.