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Bethesda Softworks Journey – Acquisitions and All Games Released and Upcoming

Bethesda Softworks has been one of the leading video games developers since 1986. Zenimax Media took over the studio in 1999. The publishing house had eight studios under it before it was acquired by Xbox Game Studios in 2021. With a total of 23 development studios, Microsoft has strengthened the Xbox video game library to quite an extent. We already have covered Microsoft’s independent studios. In this article, let us have a look at Bethesda’s current studios, its previous releases and upcoming projects.

1. Alpha Dog Games

Ever since its inception in 2012, Alpha Dog Games has focused on quality mobile games. The Halifax-based studio was acquired by Bethesda in 2019. After the Microsoft-Bethesda deal, the studio is now under Xbox Game Studios. We have no news of any future titles coming from them yet.

Name of the GamePlatform(s)Year of ReleaseMetascore (on Console)
WraithborneiOS,
Android
2012
MonstroCity: RampageiOS,
Android
2017
Upcoming Project/RumorRelease Window
TBDTBD

2. Arkane Studios

Arkane Studios has come up with high-quality AAA experiences like Dishonored and Prey in the past. Deathloop, their recent launch, was a massive hit too. The Lyon-based studio is currently working on an Xbox exclusive titled Redfall.

Name of the GamePlatform(s)Year of ReleaseMetascore (on Console)
DishonoredXbox 360,
PS3,
Xbox One,
PS4,
PC
201291
Dishonored 2Xbox One,
PS4
PC
201688
PreyXbox One,
PS4,
PC
201784
Wolfenstein: YoungbloodXbox One,
PS4,
PC,
Stadia
201969
DeathloopXbox Series X|S,
PS5,
PC
2021 (PS5, PC),
2022 (Xbox Series X|S)
88
Upcoming Project/RumorRelease Window
Redfall (Xbox Series X|S, PC)TBD

3. Bethesda Game Studios

Bethesda Game Studios focuses on high-budget AAA titles like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. The studio was initially set up in 1986. Zenimax bought them out in 1999 and split them into a developing and a publishing firm. Under Microsoft, Bethesda is currently focusing on developing the next The Elder Scrolls title and an exclusive titled Starfield. The latter will be published next year.

Name of the GamePlatform(s)Year of ReleaseMetascore (on Console)
The Elder Scrolls III: MorrowindXbox,
PC
200289
The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionXbox 360,
PS3,
PC
200694
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimXbox 360,
Xbox One,
Xbox Series X|S,
PS3,
PS4,
PS5,
Switch,
PC
201196
Fallout 3Xbox 360,
PS3,
PC
200893
Fallout 4Xbox One,
PS4,
PC
201588
Fallout 76Xbox One,
PS4,
PC
201869
Upcoming Project/RumorRelease Window
Starfield (Xbox Series X|S, PC)2023
The Elder Scrolls VI (Xbox Series X|S, PC)TBD

4. ID Software

ID Software can be credited for the creation of classic franchises like Doom and Wolfenstein. The studio is responsible for every modern release in the Doom franchise, including the highly-rated title, Doom Eternal. ID Software is now a part of Xbox Game Studios. We do not have any news of upcoming projects from the Dallas and Frankfurt-based studios.

Name of the GamePlatform(s)Year of ReleaseMetascore (on Console)
DoomXbox One,
PS4,
Switch,
PC
201687
Rage 2Xbox One,
PS4,
PC
201973
Doom EternalXbox One,
PS4,
PC
202088
Doom Eternal: The Ancient GodsXbox One,
PS4,
PC
202076
Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods, Part 2Xbox One,
PS4,
PC
2021
Upcoming Project/RumorRelease Window
TBDTBD

5. MachineGames

MachineGames is the Uppsala-based studio responsible for the modern releases in the Wolfenstein series. After being founded in 2009, the studio was bought by Zenimax in 2010. The studio has come up with five releases in the Wolfenstein series to date. Under Xbox Game Studios, MachineGames is working on an untitled Indiana Jones game.

Name of the GamePlatform(s)Year of ReleaseMetascore (on Console)
Wolfenstein: The New OrderXbox 360,
Xbox One,
PS3,
PS4,
PC
201481
Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusXbox One,
PS4,
Switch,
PC
201788
Upcoming Project/RumorRelease Window
Untitled Indiana Jones titleTBD

6. Roundhouse Studios

Roundhouse Studio, originally titled Human Head Studios, was recently founded in 2019 to develop several new IPs for Zenimax. The Madison-based studio is now a part of Xbox Game Studios thanks to the Microsft-Bethesda deal. They are currently working on several unannounced projects that will be revealed once ready.

Name of the GamePlatform(s)Year of ReleaseMetascore (on Console)
TBDTBD
Upcoming Project/RumorRelease Window
Several unannounced titlesTBD

7. Tango Gameworks

Tango Gameworks, a prominent Japanese horror video game development studio, is responsible for the iconic The Evil Within series. The Tokyo-based studio was acquired by Zenimax shortly after they were founded and is now a part of the Xbox Game Studios family. Recently, they came up with Ghostwire: Tokyo in March 2022.

Name of the GamePlatform(s)Year of ReleaseMetascore (on Console)
The Evil WithinXbox 360,
Xbox One,
PS3,
PS4,
PC
201479
The Evil Within 2Xbox One,
PS4,
PC
201782
Ghostwire: TokyoPS5,
PC
2022
Upcoming Project/RumorRelease Window
TBDTBD

8. Zenimax Online

Zenimax Online Studios was founded in 2007 with the sole purpose of developing MMORPGs and delivering quality online gaming experiences to players from around the world. The Baltimore-based studio came up with the highly acclaimed title, The Elder Scrolls Online in 2014, and is currently looking after the title. Rumor has it that they are also working on an unannounced MMORPG title.

Name of the GamePlatform(s)Year of ReleaseMetascore (on Console)
The Elder Scrolls OnlineXbox One,
Xbox Series X|S,
PS4,
PS5,
PC,
macOS,
Stadia
201480
Upcoming Project/RumorRelease Window
Unannounced MMORPG projectTBD

Bethesda has some notable releases this season and their portfolio looks strong under Microsoft. The company is also being allowed to retain all of its franchises on their initial platforms, which will further boost the developers’ morale. We are excited for Bethesda’s future under Xbox Game Studios.

Arka
Extreme PC enthusiast. He splits his time between PC and console hardware, gaming, and making cool PC-related videos over on YouTube.

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