Where is Bethesda Game Studios? Bethesda Game Studios Location and 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Bethesda Game Studios interior.

Bethesda Game Studios' headquarters is located at 1370 Piccard Drive, Suite 120, Rockville, Maryland, U.S.

Bethesda Game Studios, a division of Bethesda Softworks, is an award-winning video game development studio based in Rockville, Maryland, U.S. The company earned worldwide praise and respect for its outstanding work on The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series.

Here are 5 fast facts you need to know about one of the industry’s most renown video game developers:

1. Bethesda Game Studios emerged as a video game developer in 2001

Fallout 4 – Bethesda Game Studios’ newest title in the Fallout series.

Bethesda Game Studios was established in 2001 as an in-house developer for its publisher Bethesda Softworks, which in turn, is a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media.

In 2002, Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks became separated, with all of the developers moving to Bethesda Game Studios.

With the release of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Bethesda Softworks began regularly publishing all of Bethesda Game Studios’ games.

2. The company was started by Christopher Weaver

Another glimpse of Bethesda Game Studios’ interior.

Christopher Weaver was the sole founder and CEO of Bethesda Softworks in 1985, where he was a creator and executive producer for The Elder Scrolls series.

In 1999, Christopher Weaver co-founded ZeniMax Media with Robert A. Altman. ZeniMax Media became the parent company of Bethesda Softworks and later on Bethesda Game Studios.

Christopher Weaver eventually left ZeniMax Media and became an educator at MIT.

3. Robert A. Altman is the current CEO of Bethesda Game Studios

Robert A. Altman (right) at the Fallout 4 video game launch event.

Robert A. Altman became co-founder of ZeniMax Media in 1999, along with Christopher Weaver.

Ever since, he has acted as Chairman And CEO of ZeniMax Media, parent company of publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Bethesda Game Studios.

4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 rank as the companies top three most successful games which have received critical-acclaim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Bethesda’s best-selling game.

At 22 million copies sold, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is Bethesda’s highest-grossing video game ever produced.

At second place comes last year’s Fallout 4, which sold 12 million copies and generated over $750 million in its first 24 hours on November 10.

Finally, there is the universally-acclaimed Fallout 3, with estimated 12.4 million copies sold worldwide. Fallout 3 was also one of the most played games on Games for Windows – Live in 2009, 2011, and 2012.

5. Bethesda Game Studios has received widespread recognition for its chief titles The Elder Scrolls and Fallout

Bethesda Game Studios’ newest upcoming installment – Dishonored 2.

Bethesda Game Studios has left its ceaseless mark in the video game industry with its titular franchises The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, whose masterfully-crafted worlds, expertly-crafted narratives and freedom to experiment continue to delight beyond measure both new and veteran gamers.

 With The Elder Scrolls VI in production and both Fallout 4 and Doom released not long ago, fans have their sights set on Dishonored 2, the sequel to one of Bethesda’s newest IPs, which is scheduled to release on November 11 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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