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Bethedsa opens new studio in Austin

Bethesda has opened a new studio in Austin, Texas to be known as Battlecry Studios.

The new studio will be headed up 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 Dishonored developers Arkane Studios.

Edited On 04 Oct, 2012

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Shnoorum's avatar
Shnoorum 4 years ago
Awesome news. If this means more games from Bethesda then bring it on I say
TNK's avatar
TNK 4 years ago
Will anyone in this new studio be capable of developing a stable PS3 game? Anf should the unthinkable actually occur, dare we even think of DLC? Muppets....
Shnoorum's avatar
I suppose PS3 owners will care a lot less about this news given their history with the system. Fingers crossed these guys are more capable with the system. Its a shame a whole section of gamers should miss out on their games because they're generally brilliant
Shnoorum 4 years ago
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hallben 4 years ago
These guys are certainly on the the up and up. Made some quality titles so far, so lets see what yet another studio can produce. Expect it a year or so into the next gen.
Shnoorum's avatar
My god, just think of the possibilites when it comes to Bethesda in the next gen. The jump from Morrowin to Oblivion was epic, cant wait to see what the next jump will be like
Shnoorum 4 years ago
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GXV3 4 years ago
hopefully more people to help get Skyrim DLCs onto the PS3 then!!
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scourge 4 years ago
god I'm such a bethedsa fan boy, this news got me all tingly haha

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