Bethesda's internal ring of game development studios has grown yet again.
Bethesda Game Studios has expanded once more with a new branch in Dallas, Texas that will help create some of its biggest new games--including Starfield. The company today announced it has acquired Escalation Studios--a group of devs who worked on games like Fallout 4 VR, DOOM, and Skyrim VR--and folded the studio into its connected talent pool. This marks the studio's second major expansion this year, the first being the Austin office.
Bethesda's Todd Howard confirms the Dallas studio is already helping manifest its massive new space epic IP Starfield, which is currently in production and development stages, as well as its ambitious, upcoming online-only Fallout 76.
"We've been working with Tom, Marc, and the team at Escalation for a long time. They've already delivered amazing games with us, and we knew we could do even bigger things together," Howard said in a press release. "It's an incredible team in Dallas and they're already contributing to key parts of Fallout 76 and Starfield."
Following this move, Bethesda Game Studios now has four branches: Maryland, Montreal, Austin and Dallas. With major blockbusters on the way, BGS is gearing up for full-fledged development of its planned "big and crazy projects," and all of these studios will collaborate on major BGS in-the-works games including Fallout 76, Starfield, and The Elder Scrolls VI.
Just don't expect that last one for a long time.