Bethesda is ramping up for a new year, this time with a brand new studio with members from the recently closed Human Head team. Members from the Human Head, Roadhouse Studios have joined forces with Bethesda for the new venture to work on a currently unannounced Bethesda game.
“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.”
For those that think Roundhouse sounds familiar, they are the original devs behind Prey, making them a perfect addition to the Bethesda network. They even contributed to games like BioShock Infinite and Batman: Arkham Origins.
“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.”
With Alpha Dog Games, a mobile studio, also being acquired by Bethesda, it looks like they are shaking off the Year of Fallout 76 and are ready to get back into the swing of things. We don't know what they are working on at this time, but hopefully, they will have enough accomplished to share with us at E3 next year!