Bethesda Softworks

The Bethesda Softworks division, founded in 1986, has a long history of success as a developer and publisher of award-winning video games for PCs, Sony’s PlayStation®, PlayStation® 2, and Microsoft’s Xbox®, and has games in development for Xbox® 360, PlayStation® Portable (PSP), Nintendo DS, and other next generation consoles.

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BattleCry Studios becomes third Bethesda Game Studios office

Development capacity expanded at Fallout and Elder Scrolls developer

Metacritic ranks Bethesda as top-rated big publisher of 2017

Nicalis takes top-spot for best mid-sized publisher while EA comes in at fifth place after it "fell precipitously" last year

Bethesda donates $100,000 to scholarship program for women and minority students

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Adding multiplayer would "dilute" Wolfenstein's storytelling

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The Evil Within 2: Critical Consensus

Bethesda remains committed to single-player AAA games, and most critics agree that Tango Gameworks' sequel is a big improvement

"It's disturbing that Wolfenstein can be considered a controversial political statement"

Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines discusses publisher's marketing for upcoming anti-Nazi shooter

Splash Damage's Brink is now "Free to Play" on Steam

The Bethesda-published FPS has apparently switched business model, but only on PC

Arkane Studios: "Lots of people have done elves and dwarves. F*** that"

Dishonored creative director Harvey Smith offers advice on how to create a distinct and memorable fictional universe

Bethesda drops premium DLC model for Doom

All multiplayer expansion packs will now be free

Dion sues ZeniMax over Fallout 4 ad

Singer-songwriter upset by hit song "The Wanderer" appearing in "repugnant" ad without proper consent

Bethesda introduces paid Skyrim, Fallout mods with Creation Club

New add-on platform allow PC and console owners to download extra content for credits

Watch the Bethesda E3 press conference here

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ZeniMax acquires VR specialists Escalation Studios

Texas-based outfit to support other ZeniMax developers

Bethesda: "You can't spend any time thinking about your game as a franchise"

Marketing VP Pete Hines on building success as a publisher, and 'calling the ball' on your own mistakes

Pay attention to risk-taking Nintendo, Microsoft and Bethesda

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“No reviews means no possibility of negativity”

Games critics weigh in on Bethesda's decision to withhold review codes for upcoming games

PS4 Skyrim, Fallout 4 getting user mods after all

After blaming Sony for missing features, Bethesda backtracks, also promises PS4 Pro support for both titles

Sony nixes mod support on PS4

Bethesda says platform holder "will not approve user mods the way they should work" for Skyrim or Fallout 4

Watch Bethesda's E3 2016 livestream here

Expect to see more of Dishonored 2, but Bethesda is rumored to have a lot more up its sleeve

Bethesda launches Montreal studio

New team of more than 40 devs will work on games for console, PC, and mobile

Office details

  • 1370 Piccard Drive, Suite 120
  • Rockville
  • Maryland
  • 20850

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Rockville, US

  • 1370 Piccard Drive, Suite 120
  • Rockville
  • Maryland
  • 20850
  • United States

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ZeniMax Europe Ltd

  • Grafton House
    2-3 Golden Square
  • London
  • W1F 9HR
  • United Kingdom

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