Bethesda Softworks to close Arkane Austin, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog Games and Roundhouse Studios

Bethesda Softworks will close red fall developer arkane austin, HIFI RUSH and The evil within developer Tango Gameworks, as well as Alpha Dog Games and Roundhouse Studios, according to a company-wide email sent by Microsoft Gaming president of game studios and content Matt Booty this morning.

Get the full email below, via IGN.

Today I share with you the changes we are making to our Bethesda and ZeniMax teams. These changes are based on prioritizing high-impact titles and continuing to invest in Bethesda’s portfolio of successful games and beloved worlds that you have nurtured for many decades.

Duplicating these franchises and investing to build new ones requires us to analyze the entire business to identify the opportunities that are best positioned for success. This new prioritization of titles and resources means that some teams will realign with others and that some of our colleagues will leave us.

These are the changes that will come into effect:

  • Arkan Austin – This studio will be closed and some team members will join other studios to work on projects at Bethesda. Arkane Austin has a history of creating impactful and innovative games and it’s a pedigree that everyone should be proud of. red fallThe above update will be the last one as we finished all development of the game. The game and its servers will remain online for players to enjoy and we will offer compensation offers to players who purchased the “Hero” DLC.
  • Alpha Dog Studies – This studio will also close. We appreciate the team’s creativity in bringing CONDEMN to new players. Mighty DOOM On August 7th it will end and we will disable the ability for players to make in-game purchases.
  • tango games – Tango Gameworks will also close. We are grateful for your contributions to Bethesda and gamers around the world. HIFI RUSH will continue to be available to players on the platforms it is today.
  • round house games – The Roundhouse Games team will join ZeniMax Online Studios (ZOS). Roundhouse has played a key role in many of our recent game releases and brought them into ZOS to work on. The Elder Scrolls online It will mean we can do even more to grow the world that millions of players call home.

With this consolidation of our Bethesda studio teams, so we can invest more deeply in our portfolio of games and new IP, a small number of roles on select Bethesda editorial and corporate teams will also be eliminated.

Those whose roles will be affected will be notified today and we ask that you treat your outgoing colleagues with respect and compassion. We will provide our full support to those affected by today’s notices and during their transitions, including severance payments informed by local laws.

These changes are not a reflection of the creativity and skills of the talented people on these teams or the risks they took to try new things. I recognize that these changes are also disruptive to the various ZeniMax and Bethesda support teams that bring our games to market. We are making these difficult decisions to create capacity to increase investment in other parts of our portfolio and focus on our priority games.

Bethesda remains one of Xbox’s key pillars with a strong portfolio of incredible games and thriving communities. If we look to the future, there is an impressive list of games on the horizon. Only in 2024 will we have star field “Shattered Space” Fall 76 “Valley of the horizon” Indiana Jones and the Great Circleand The Elder Scrolls onlineThe “Golden Path”. As we align our plans and resources to better prepare ourselves for success in this complex and changing industry, our teams at Arkane Lyon, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, MachineGames, ZeniMax Online Studios, and Bethesda’s corporate and editorial teams will be fine. -positioned to create new IPs, explore new game concepts and expand our existing franchises.


Here’s a message from Tango Gameworks about the studio closing:

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