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Bethesda Announces New Studio With Recently Closed Human Head Team

by Liana Ruppert

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! 

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!