Bethesda Game Studios® is the award-winning development team known around the world for their groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. Creators of the 2006 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, the 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, and most recently, the 2015 ‘Game of the Year’, the record-breaking Fallout® 4. In 2015 the studio also released its first mobile game for iOS and Android devices, Fallout Shelter, which quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and has been downloaded more than 120 million times. Bethesda Game Studios also launched Skyrim VR for PSVR and HTC Vive (PC), and Fallout 4 VR for HTC Vive, as well as Skyrim for Nintendo Switch. Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished game development studios. Bethesda Game Studios has offices in Rockville, Austin, and Montreal.
ZeniMax Online Studios is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of online entertainment software. Located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, they are continuing development on their hit multiplayer roleplaying game, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for PC, Mac, PlayStation4, and Xbox One. Subsequent updates have included a Morrowind expansion in June 2017, numerous DLCs and updates, as well as the upcoming Summerset expansion available June 2018. Elder Scrolls Online has been named Online Game and MMO of the Year for the past 3 years in a row.
With genre-defining blockbusters like Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM and QUAKE, id Software has secured itself a place in gaming history for generations to come. Founded in 1991, id Software is responsible for some of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed video games of all time and continues to provide forward-thinking technical, design and artistic leadership in the gaming space. They developed the highly-anticipated DOOM, which released on May 13, 2016 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and earned numerous awards worldwide, including Best Action Game at the 2016 Video Game Awards. id also released DOOM VFR for PSVR and HTC Vive in October 2017 and DOOM for Nintendo Switch in November 2017.
Arkane® Studios – with offices in Lyon, France and Austin, Texas – was founded in 1999 and has earned an enviable reputation for creating distinctive games with detailed, immersive worlds. The award-winning development team is known for the innovative first-person action series, Dishonored®, which includes the 2012 ‘Game of the Year’ and the critically-acclaimed follow-up, Dishonored 2®. Following its release in November 2016, Dishonored 2 earned over 100 ‘Best of 2016 Awards’ including ‘Best Action-Adventure Game’ at The Game Awards 2016. Arkane Studios released Prey®, the highly-anticipated first-person sci-fi action game, on May 5, 2017.
MachineGames was established in 2009 by former founding members of Starbreeze Studios and was acquired by ZeniMax Media in 2010. Located in Uppsala, Sweden, MachineGames is a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognized for their work creating story-driven games. Their first title, the critically-acclaimed action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order, is a reimagining of the franchise widely credited for helping establish the first-person shooter genre. Launched in May 2014, the game has garnered numerous ‘Game of the Year’ and ‘Shooter of the Year’ awards and nominations from media outlets worldwide. Launched in May 2015, The Old Blood was well received by fans and critics for bringing more of the thrilling action-adventure shooter gameplay they loved in The New Order, and unveiling more of this reimagined world while paying homage to the franchise’s roots. MachineGames released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in October 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, winning a number of accolades for as well as The Adventures Chronicles DLC for Wolf II in early 2018.
Tango Gameworks, located in Tokyo, is the studio founded and led by legendary game designer, Shinji Mikami. Best known as the creator of the Resident Evil series, Mikami is a 20-year veteran of the industry who has developed numerous award-winning titles. Tango is dedicated to AAA multi-platform game development and has recruited some of Japan's most accomplished and experienced developers who created such notable game franchises as Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and Final Fantasy. In 2014 Tango launched its first AAA title The Evil Within, and later followed up with the release of three DLC packs: The Assignment, The Consequence, and The Executioner. In 2017 Tango released The Evil Within 2 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Escalation Studios is a top tier game developer. Founded in 2007, Escalation’s team has helped build and support some of the biggest franchises in the industry – including id Software’s award-winning first-person shooter, DOOM which launched in 2016. Escalation is currently working on a number of projects with studios throughout the ZeniMax family and will continue to contribute its talents across PC, console, mobile, and VR titles going forward. Escalation Studios worked with Bethesda Game Studios to release Skyrim VR for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive (PC), and Fallout 4 VR for HTC Vive.