Bethesda Game Studios

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Bethesda Game Studios
Type Division
Industry Computer and video games
Founded 2001
Headquarters Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Todd Howard, Executive Producer and Game Director
Ashley Cheng, Production Director
Products The Elder Scrolls, Fallout 3, IHRA Drag Racing
Owner(s) ZeniMax Media
Parent Bethesda Softworks
Website http://bgs.bethsoft.com/

Bethesda Game Studios is an American in-house development team at Bethesda Softworks established in 2001. Previously synonymous with parent publisher Bethesda Softworks, the studio's name and logo were established with the release of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in 2002. The studio is currently led by executive producer Todd Howard. Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks and ZeniMax Media all work in the same building.

History[edit]

Bethesda Game Studios was established in 2001.[1][2] All of the developers from Bethesda Softworks moved to Bethesda Game Studios in 2001. Then Bethesda Softworks and Bethesda Game Studios became separated between publisher and developer. In the past, not all BGS titles were published by the Softworks division. However, beginning with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PlayStation 3, Bethesda Softworks began publishing all Bethesda Game Studios games.

At a time in the mid-2000s BGS had two studios—one that made the RPGs, and another that was focusing on the IHRA drag racing titles.

Games developed as Bethesda Game Studios[edit]

Year Title Genres Platforms Publisher
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Adventure, RPG Windows, Xbox Bethesda Softworks
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Collector's Edition) Adventure, RPG Windows Bethesda Softworks
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal Adventure, RPG Windows Bethesda Softworks
2003 The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon Adventure, RPG Windows Bethesda Softworks
2003 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Bloodmoon & Tribunal Duopack Adventure, RPG Windows Ubisoft
2003 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Game of the Year Edition) Adventure, RPG Windows, Xbox Bethesda Softworks
2003 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Platinum Edition) Adventure, RPG Xbox Bethesda Softworks
2004 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Game of the Year - Platinum Edition) Adventure, RPG Xbox Bethesda Softworks
2004 IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005 Racing Xbox, PlayStation 2 Bethesda Softworks
2006 IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition Racing Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2 Bethesda Softworks
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360 2K Games
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine Action RPG PC, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks, Ubisoft
2007 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Action RPG PlayStation 3 Ubisoft
2007 The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles Action RPG PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games
2007 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition) Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 2K Games (Xbox 360, Windows), Ubisoft (PS3)
2008 Fallout 3 Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2009 Fallout 3 Operation Anchorage and The Pitt expansion Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2009 Fallout 3 Broken Steel and Point Lookout expansion Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2009 Fallout 3 (Game of the Year Edition) Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2010 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Platinum Edition) Action RPG Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks
2011 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (5th Anniversary Edition) Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2012 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2012 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2012 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks
2013 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Legendary Edition) Action RPG Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bethesda Softworks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bethesda Softworks LLC". MobyGames. 2002-01-29. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Game News - Oblivion dev diary and screens | rpg codex > @rpgcodex | facebook.com/rpgcodex". rpg codex. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 

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