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Game company
Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks
Company data
founded byChristopher Weaver
founded in1986[1]
headquartersRockville, Maryland (USA)
key peopleVlatko Andonov, President
Todd Vaughn, VP Development
Pete Hines, VP PR & Marketing
Ron Seger, VP Sales
Todd Howard, Executive Producer and Game Director
Ashley Cheng, Production Director
Corporate connections
parent companyZeniMax Media
subsidiariesBethesda Game Studios
Fallout games
developerFallout 3
publisherFallout 3
Fallout: New Vegas
Other games
developerThe Elder Scrolls
publisherThe Elder Scrolls
External links
homepagehttp://www.bethsoft.com
WikipediaBethesda Softworks
MobyGamesBethesda Softworks
 
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Bethesda Softworks is a developer and publisher of computer and video games, owned by ZeniMax Media.

BackgroundEdit

Bethesda Softworks has been a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content for over two decades, founded in 1985 by Christopher Weaver.

With a broad panoply of games in role-playing, racing, simulation, and sports, Bethesda Softworks major franchises are distributed worldwide.

DivisionsEdit

Bethesda Game Studios

Bethesda Game Studios (BGS) is the in-house development team led by Todd Howard and owned by Bethesda Softworks. Not all BGS titles are published by Bethesda Softworks. "Bethesda Softworks" is often used to designate games "published" by Bethesda, both BGS projects and those developed externally.

GamesEdit

Fallout 3Edit

In 2004, Bethesda licensed the rights to develop Fallout 3 and two additional sequels from Interplay Entertainment, and in 2007 acquired the whole Fallout franchise. Todd Howard said in January 2007 that "We started work (on Fallout 3) in late 2004 with a few people. We only had about 10 people on it until Oblivion wrapped, but most of our staff is on it now."

Fallout 3 was released on October 28, 2008 and has won over 60 Game of the Year Awards – including honors from IGN, the Game Developers' Choice Awards and Game Critics Awards. Bethesda has continued to support Fallout 3 with five add-onsOperation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.

Fallout: New VegasEdit

In 2009, Bethesda announced Fallout: New Vegas, a new entry in the Fallout series. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda itself, it was released on October 19, 2010 in the US and October 22 in the UK. It is important to note that Bethesda did not make New Vegas, they only published it. On January 28, Bethesda Softworks announced a deal made with Namco Bandai to let it publish Fallout: New Vegas in continental Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Bethesda was also the publisher of the four Fallout: New Vegas add-ons: Dead Money, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road and Honest Hearts.

Fallout 4Edit

On November 14, 2013 Bethesda Softworks filed for a European trademark for Fallout 4 with the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union (OHIM).[2] However, this trademark was later reviewed by the OHIM and was nullified afterwards for unknown reasons.

Other gamesEdit

Other notable series by Bethesda Softworks include The Elder Scrolls, the series of which Morrowind is the 5th title and the 3rd main title, Oblivion the 9th title and the 4th main title and Skyrim the 10th title and 5th main title. Fallout 3 and New Vegas are based on the same engine as Oblivion. They also published other games such as WET, Rogue Warrior and RAGE.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.zenimax.com/profile.htm
  2. CTM Record
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