Human Head Studios Became Betheda’s Roundhouse Studios
Rune 2 developers Human Head Studios have shutdown and joined Bethesda as Roundhouse Studios. The new developer is working on unannounced projects in Madison, Wisconsin. Human Head Studios had to shutdown but the developers reached out to Bethesda who was quick to include the team under the company umbrella after a previous working relationship on Prey 2 before it was dropped for Arkane Studios’ Prey title. The entire development team has managed to stay together despite transitioning from Human Head Studios to Roundhouse Studios under the Bethesda umbrella.
“Sadly, we had to wind down the business of Human Head Studios and close its doors,” said Human Head Creative director Chris Rhinehart. “Which was particularly devastating due to the passion and creativity of the team we’d assembled. We reached out to our friends at Bethesda for help, and they saw that same creativity and passion in our team. With the formation of Roundhouse Studios, Bethesda offered every employee of Human Head a position at the new company. We are excited our team will remain together, pursuing the work we love, as part of a company we already know and admire.”
“While sorry to hear of their challenges as Human Head Studios, we were excited by the opportunity to bring under the Bethesda umbrella this talented, established development team,” said senior VP of development at Bethesda, Todd Vaughn. “We are delighted that the entire staff will remain together and is now part of the Bethesda family.” Despite the fact that the developers at Roundhouse Studios have experience with the Prey franchise, we’re hoping the studio can continue with some of the projects they intended to accomplish as Human Head Studios as well.
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Source: Gaming Bolt