Bethesda Softworks has opened a new development studio called Roundhouse Studios, in Madison. It is managed by the team of Human Head Studios, recently closed.
Chris Rhinehart, creative director of Roundhouse Studios, stated the following:
"Unfortunately we had to close Human Head Studios. This was particularly devastating due to the passion and creativity of the team we had gathered. We asked our friends in Bethesda for help and they saw the creativity and passion of our team. With the formation of Roundhouse Studios, Bethesda offered all Human Head employees a place in the new company. We are excited that our team stays together, pursuing the work we love ”.
Roundhouse Studios also has the original Prey developers as well as people who have worked on Dead Man's Hand, Rune 1 and 2 and Lost Within. The developers have also contributed to titles like Batman: Arkham Origins and BioShock Infinite.
Todd Vaughn, Senior Vice President of Development of Bethesda, he added:
“Although we are sorry about the problems we had as Human Head Studios, we were thrilled with the opportunity to bring this talented development team under the Bethesda wing. We are pleased that the entire staff remains together and is part of the family. "