Bethesda Game Studios

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Bethesda Game Studios
Subsidiary
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 2002
Headquarters Rockville, Maryland, United States
Key people
Todd Howard (Executive Producer, Game Director)
Products The Elder Scrolls (2002–)
Fallout (2008–)
Parent Bethesda Softworks[1]
Website bgs.bethsoft.com

Bethesda Game Studios is an American in-house development team at Bethesda Softworks established in 2002. 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 2002.[2][3] All of the developers from Bethesda Softworks moved to Bethesda Game Studios in 2002. 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.

On December 9, 2015, a new studio located in Montreal was established by Bethesda. The new studio is led by Yves Lachance, the former head of Behavior Interactive, and is set to broaden Bethesda's portfolio of games across all gaming platforms.[4]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Genres Platforms Publisher
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Action RPG Windows, Xbox Bethesda Softworks
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal Action RPG Windows Bethesda Softworks
2003 The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon Action RPG Windows Bethesda Softworks
2004 IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2005 Racing PlayStation 2, Xbox 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 Windows, 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 Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games
2008 Fallout 3 Action RPG Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks
2009 Fallout 3 Operation Anchorage and The Pitt Action RPG Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks
2009 Fallout 3 Broken Steel and Point Lookout Action RPG Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Action RPG Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks
2012 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard Action RPG Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks
2012 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire Action RPG Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks
2012 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn Action RPG Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Bethesda Softworks
2015 Fallout Shelter Simulation iOS, Android Bethesda Softworks
2015 Fallout 4 Action RPG Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Bethesda Softworks

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "STUDIOS". Bethesda Softworks. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Bethesda Softworks LLC". MobyGames. 2002-01-29. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Game News - Oblivion dev diary and screens | rpg codex > @rpgcodex | facebook.com/rpgcodex". rpg codex. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  4. ^ Kato, Matthew (December 9, 2015). "Bethesda Opens New Studio In Montreal". Game Informer. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nominees | The Game Awards 2015". The Game Awards. Ola Balola. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 

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