Bethesda Softworks Open New Studio In Austin, Texas


The Elder Scrolls developer, Bethesda Softworks have opened a new studio in Austin, Texas, the company announced today.


Dubbed Battlecry Studios, the new development house is headed by games industry veteran, Rich Vogel, who is recognized for his work on games such as Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and most recently, Star Wars: The Old Republic, for which he served as executive producer at Bioware.


“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.”


Battlecry is Bethesda owner Zenimax’s second studio that is based in Austin. The other is Arkane Studios, who will be shipping first-person stealth game, Dishonored, this month. A full list of Zenimax studios, along with job opportunities, can be found here.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.