Bethesda

For players that didn’t already know, Bethesda Softworks is a development studio. This company actually works more specifically with role-playing games, and many players have said that they believe this company to be one of the leading Western RPG developers, next to Bioware. This company has created many games that are very popular, such as Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and the popular Fallout 3 game. Many players don’t even realize that this company purchased the license from Interplay in 2004 to make the Fallout games for a whopping 1 million USD.

After the big purchase, the company made a big announcement saying that they were already working on the creation of the first installment for the Fallout franchise in the year of 2007. The company also has a non-MMO Star Trek gaming license. As of right now, this company is owned by the company ZeniMax Media Inc. Of course, that company was able to give Bethesda enough money so as to create the Fallout 3 game on their own, and they will probably be doing all of their own publishing from now on.

History

This company was actually created in 1985, by some guy named Christopher Weaver who was living in Bethesda, Maryland (makes one wonder about the name of the company). Players will see that the company made their move from there to Rockville, Maryland during the year of 1990. For those that didn’t already know, the first game that was released by this company was called Gridiron, and it was a sports simulations type of game that came out in the year 1986. Between the years of 1986 and 1992, the company was able to create many different games, even a couple of the Terminator games, and a lot of sports simulation games.

Then, in the year 1993, players were thrilled when the company released The Elder Scrolls: Arena. For those that never played the game (where have you been living?), it was a first person action RPG, and this game actually put loads of attention on the side quests and players were able to play in world that was open ended. The name of this world was Tamriel. Of course, following this game, in 1996, they released The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. This game and the one before it made this company become very famous, and they are probably the main reason behind all of the success that the company has seen.

Final Thoughts on Bethesda

Bethesda is a company that everyone will be remembering for many generations to come. This company is behind the release of some of the most popular games in the world, and they are the ones who started the Elder Scrolls series, making them possibly one of the best gaming companies around. Of course, there are probably players out there who have never even played this series of games, but everyone has at least heard of the series, and that means that this company is going to be on the minds of billions of people for many years to come.

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