Ja, we have big news! Sweden-based MachineGames, established by founders of Starbreeze Studios (known best for The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness), are the latest developers to join ZeniMax.
So what’s the team working on? We can’t lift the curtain yet, but we can say that they’re working on a project using id Tech 5: the same engine being used for RAGE.
For more on the news, check out our press release below.
ZENIMAX MEDIA ACQUIRES EUROPEAN STUDIO
MachineGames™ Established by Starbreeze Founders to Develop
Multi-Platform Titles for Bethesda Softworks
Creators of High-Scoring “Chronicles of Riddick” Game will Use id Tech® 5
November 11, 2010 (Rockville, MD) – ZeniMax Media Inc., parent company of noted game publisher Bethesda Softworks, today announced it has acquired a European development studio, MachineGames™, based in Uppsala, Sweden.
Established in 2009 by the founding members of Starbreeze Studios, the creative team behind the award-winning title, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher’s Bay (Metacritic score: 90) and the highly-regarded game, The Darkness, MachineGames is working on an unannounced project for ZeniMax publishing subsidiary, Bethesda Softworks, that is being built on id Software’s revolutionary id Tech® 5 engine technology.