Bethesda Game Studios expands with Austin branch

Bethesda opens a new office to help build its hugely ambitious new games.

Published Fri, Mar 9 2018 6:00 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Bethesda's development studio expands outside of Maryland and Montreal with a new Austin-based sister branch.

Bethesda Game Studios expands with Austin branch |

We've known for a long time that Bethesda Game Studios is working on "two big and crazy projects" that are "totally different" than anything they've done before, and that The Elder Scrolls VI will indeed happen (just not for a long time). So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the developer is growing its ranks so it can fashion these ideas into actual tangible games.

"As the vision, scale and ambitions for our games continue to grow, so does Bethesda Game Studios," Todd Howard said in a press release. "We've had the pleasure to know the talented developers at BattleCry and knew we could do great things together."

Doug Mellencamp, who will helm the Austin studio, said that BGS is currently working on "some of the industry's most exciting new games."

"We're excited to join Bethesda Game Studios and look forward to working together on some of the industry's most exciting new games. Austin's incredible game development scene and talent will also allow us to push our games further than fans have imagined."

So when will The Elder Scrolls VI release? Not until those two new big and crazy projects are out, so maybe in about 2023 or thereabouts.


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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