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The tweet also mentions that it will be part of the Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax family of studios, which includes Arkane, id Software, Tango Gameworks and other studios.
Here's the tweet:
A big, Texas welcome to industry vet Rich Vogel and his new Austin-based studio, Battlecry Studios, on joining the Bethesda family today.
We'll keep you updated when we have more information, as long as this looks like it fits into our RPG-oriented coverage.
And here's the press release:
Bethesda Softworks Opens Battlecry Studios in Austin
Long-time Industry Veteran Rich Vogel to Head Development at New Studio
October 3, 2012 (Rockville, MD) â€“ Bethesda SoftworksÂ®, a ZeniMaxÂ® Media company, is pleased to announce it has established a new studio in Austin, Texas, Battlecry Studios, to be headed by long-time industry veteran Rich Vogel. Most recently, Vogel worked at Bioware where he served as the executive producer on the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Rich has a long history in the industry having worked on Ultima Online, and Star Wars Galaxies as well as other online and console titles during his 20+ years in game development. The new studio is currently hiring other experienced game developers to fill key roles for an unannounced project.
â€œI have always admired and respected Bethesdaâ€™s approach to making great, original games,â€ said Vogel. â€œItâ€™s a belief and passion I share, and Iâ€™m looking forward to building a team of high quality developers who want to bring that same commitment and creative energy to the games weâ€™ll be creating.â€
â€œWe are very pleased to have someone with Richâ€™s vast experience join us at Bethesda,â€ said Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks. â€œRich 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.â€
Battlecry Studios will be the second ZeniMax studio located in Austin, joining ArkaneÂ® Studios, whose highly-anticipated title, Dishonoredâ„¢, ships this month. For more information about Bethesda Softworks and available jobs at Battlecry Studios, visit: http://jobs.zenimax.com/.