Bethesda forms new studio made up of former Human Head developers

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 15:26 GMT

Bethesda has opened a new studio made up of former Human Head developers.

Human Head Studios recently shut its doors, and Bethesda has brought in the entire team to form Roundhouse Studios.

The Wisconsin-based studio “will immediately begin work on unannounced projects” at Bethesda.

“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 of 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.”

Human Head were the original developers of Prey and worked on Prey 2 before it was canceled. The studio also developed The Quiet Man,  Rune, and others and contributed to titles such as Batman: Arkham Origins and BioShock Infinite. The most recent project from the studio was Rune 2, which released on November 12.

Roundhouse Studios is the second development team to join Bethesda in the last month, following the recent acquisition of Alpha Dog Games, a mobile-games studio based in Nova Scotia.

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