Having been acquired by Bethesda parent company, ZeniMax Media, back in 2017, Escalation Studios this month became a bigger part of the publisher.
Escalation has been renamed to Bethesda Games Studios Dallas, it was announced during Quake Con this weekend. The studio is known for its work helping Bethesda bring two of the biggest games in the industry, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4, to VR headsets in 2017. Before Bethesda picked it up, it also created a VR version of Please, Don’t Touch Anything!.
Currently, the team is helping the main Bethesda outfit, working on the upcoming Fallout 76 and its next-generation role-playing game, Starfield. It’s also working on Elder Scrolls: Blades, a new entry in the beloved fantasty series that’s set to receive VR support. There’s still no word on exactly when the game will launch on what headsets, though.
Right now Bethesda has another two VR projects in the works. One is Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, a spin-off of the popular revival of the classic shooting series, while 2017’s Prey is also getting VR support for its latest batch of free content. Hopefully Bethesda Dallas will be able to get back to some big VR projects in the near future, too.