Battlecry Studios Joins Bethesda in Austin
Bethesda Softworks have the opening of another studio in Austin Texas; Battlecry Studios
Battlecry Studios join the newly aquired Arkane studios, who’s first title Dishonored is gearing up to launch next week, and is being headed up by industry veteran Rich Vogel. Vogel’s most recent works include Ultima Online and Star Wars: Galaxies, and he also worked with Bioware on the classic Star Wars: The Old Republic.
“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.”
Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks, had this to say;
“We are very pleased to have someone with Rich’s vast experience join us at Bethesda, 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.”
So Battlecry are working on something as we speak, and are still hiring experienced developers to work on the currently unannounced project.
Given Vogel’s history in role-playing and MMOs, it’s possible that the new studio is producing a role-playing game of some description, but it’s anyone’s guess for now.