Bethesda turns 25 years old

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 18:43 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Magic.

Bethesda was founded 25 years ago today. It seems that the milestone was unaware to PR boss Pete Hines on Twitter. But there we go.

Bethesda will, obviously, be well known for the creation of Elder Scrolls series, and has in the past couple of years seen itself grow with the acquisition of the Fallout IP and development of Fallout 3, as well as the release of Fallout: New Vegas from Obsidian Entertainment.

Its also been on a big roll lately in the past couple of years in acquiring studios like Arkane Studios, Shinji Mikami’s Tango Gamework and, of course, id Software.

It just so happens to be a bumper 25th anniversary year too for the company: Splash Damage’s Brink and inXile’s Hunted all launched in May and June respectively. Now it’s gearing itself up for the launch of RAGE from id in October and Prey 2 from Human Head next year. But the big one, naturally, is Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on November 11 worldwide.

Many happy returns, Bethesda massive.

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