Bethesda Softworks has plenty of expansion happening on its own away from parent company Zenimax as they announced the establishment of a new studio in Austin, Texas called Battlecry Studios. Battlecry will be helmed by Rich Vogel, previously of Bioware and worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic (which panned out well for everyone really). Then again, he’s also worked on Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies.
Vogel himself stated, “I have always admired and respected Bethesda’s approach to making great, original games. It’s a belief and passion I share, and I’m looking forward to building a team of high quality developers who want to bring that same commitment and creative energy to the games we’ll be creating.”
President of Bethesda Softworks Vlatko Andonov states, “We are very pleased to have someone with Rich’s vast experience join us at Bethesda. Rich has a history of building and managing talented development teams and bringing high quality games to market, and we look forward to working with him on a new exciting project.”
Battlecry will be working on a new free to play MMO title, which we can only speculate to be related to the Elder Scrolls MMO.