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Bethesda: First Tango game “a ways off”

Saturday, 22nd January 2011 11:50 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Looking forward to seeing what Tango Gamework is up to in the near future? Be as pumped as you like, you’re still not going to be seeing it for a long time.

Bethesda PR VP Pete Hines has told VG247 that a reveal of what the first title is from the studio, founded by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, is “a ways off”.

So don’t go looking for a reveal at E3 time. Probably.

“Fine,” Hines said in a phone interview earlier this week when asked how development was coming along.

“It’s a long process. And to date, the stuff that we’ve seen from him has been very good. But it’s a ways off, so I wouldn’t be waiting for an announcement today, tomorrow or next week on what he and his team are up to.”

Hines also said that the addition of Tango to ZeniMax was “a good fit” in the same way it was for id Software in 2009 and Arkane Studios last August.

“I think it was just a long series of conversations with them and Shinji about what kind of project he wanted to work on,” he said when asked how a developer like Tango was settling into life with ZeniMax and Bethesda.

“What kind of relationship he was looking for, what kind of things he wanted to do and how well that fit with us and our philosophies and the kind of games we like to work on and publish.

“So there was a good fit there, much like there was a good fit with the guys at id and the guys at Arkane. And so far, we’ve very much enjoyed having him be part of the company and talking to him and working with him on what he wants his next project to be.”

Bethesda announced it had acquired Tango Gamework last October. Very little has appeared on its first game bar a couple of pieces of art.

Mikami himself recently worked on Platinum action title Vanquish with Sega, and is producing the Grasshopper title Shadows of the Damned with Suda-51 for EA Partners.

He’s since added that the Tango title would be his last project as a director.

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