Bethesda softworks opened up a brand new development studio this week as Roundhouse Studios has been founded in Madison, Wisconson. The studio has been put together with figureheads from Human Head Studios, with a collective braintrust that has worked on RPGs, shooters, action-adventure games, and more. Some of the games to their name are Prey, Dead Man’s Hand, Rune, Rune II, Lost Within, Batman: Arkham Origins, and BioShock Infinite. No word yet on what the team will be working on as their first project, which we’re guessing will be a couple years down the road. Here’s a couple quotes from the press release.
“Sadly, we had to wind down the business of Human Head Studios and close its doors, which was particularly devastating due to the passion and creativity of the team we’d assembled,” said Chris Rhinehart, Creative Director, Roundhouse Studios. “We reached out to our friends at Bethesda for help, and they saw that same creativity and passion in our team. With the formation of Roundhouse Studios, Bethesda offered every employee of Human Head a position at the new company. We are excited our team will remain together, pursuing the work we love, as part of a company we already know and admire.”
“While sorry to hear of their challenges as Human Head Studios, we were excited by the opportunity to bring under the Bethesda umbrella this talented, established development team,” said Todd Vaughn, Senior Vice President of Development at Bethesda. “We are delighted that the entire staff will remain together and is now part of the Bethesda family.”