Bethesda Launches New Game Studio – Battlecry

Battlecry, the new game development studio that Bethesda is opening up in Austin, Texas, is being helmed by Rich Vogel.

Vogel has worked on many high production RPG games. Some of them include Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online.

I have always admired and respected Bethesda’s approach to making great, original games,” Vogel says. “It’s a belief and passion I share, and I’m looking forward to building a team of high quality developers who want to bring that same commitment and creative energy to the games we’ll be creating.

We are very pleased to have someone with Rich’s vast experience join us at Bethesda,” said Bethesda Software president Vlatko Andonov. “Rich has a history of building and managing talented development teams and bringing high quality games to market, and we look forward to working with him on a new exciting project.

While there’s no current announcement on what type of game this new studio will be working on, given Vogel’s extensive background on MMORPG, I’d suspect that he’s working on one for Bethesda. To support my theory, I’ll cite a jobs listing from a jobs posting for Battlecry, “a strong passion for games and excellent knowledge of FPS’s and RPG’s.” Other job listings say the game is coming to “PC and next generation products.”