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Bethesda opens Battlecry Studios in Austin to work on 'unannounced project', headed by Rich Vogel

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Bethesda Softworks has opened up a new studio in Austin, Texas that will begin work on an "unannounced project". The new studio is called Battlecry Studios, and it will be headed by long-time industry veteran Rich Vogel.

Vogel brings quite the resume to Battlecry with over 20 years of game development experience. He recently worked at BioWare where he served as the executive producer on the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic. He has also worked on other MMOs such as Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies.

“I have always admired and respected Bethesda’s approach to making great, original games,” said Vogel. “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 Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks. “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.”

For ZeniMax, the parent company of Bethesda, this marks the second studio located in Austin. Battlecry Studios joins Arkane Studios, whose highly-anticipated title, Dishonored, releases October 9.

Battlecry Studios is looking to hire other experienced game developers to fill "key roles" for the unannounced project. You can find the job postings here.

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