Bethesda Has A New Studio And It's Working On Starfield
Bethesda has announced that it has acquired Escalation Games, the Dallas-based studio that contributed to the development of Skyrim VR, Fallout VR, and Skyrim Switch. It will now be known as Bethesda Dallas, as confirmed by during QuakeCon 2018. Bethesda Dallas is currently working on Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and the company's brand new property, Starfield.
Sadly, those eager to hear more about Starfield, which is an ambitious sci-fi role-playing game, were left wanting, as there was no further discussion about the game. This doesn't come as a surprise, as Bethesda was very coy about it when it debuted at E3 2018. Producer Todd Howard previously said that Starfield has been in development for years, and it's a game that Bethesda feels uniquely positioned to pull off.
We don't expect to see or hear about Starfield for a while, as both Howard and Bethesda's marketing boss Pete Hines asked fans to be patient. "We've been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years," Howard said. "Everyone should be very patient [for Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6]. It's gonna take a while for what we have in mind to come out."
On the other hand, QuakeCon will deliver more details about Fallout 76, the next major release from Bethesda. A Q&A session about Fallout 76 is set to take place on August 11, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET and series producer Todd Howard, along with other developers from Bethesda Game Studios, will be present to drop new details and also answer questions from fans. Bethesda has promised there will be also be a "deeper dive into the character system and Perks coming in Fallout 76."