Shinji Mikami has been actively recruiting new members to his studio, Tango Gameworks, since its acquisition by Bethesda Softworks parent company Zenimax Media. In addition to himself and his prior staff, the game director has brought on ex-Grasshopper Manufacture composer Masafumi Takada (Killer 7, Vanquish), as well as environmental artist Naoki Katakai and programmer Shinichiro […]
Machinegames joins Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, id Software, and of course Bethesda Softworks as yet another studio brought under the Zenimax umbrella. Formed by veterans of Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay developer Starbreeze Studios, the Swedish studio was formed just last year. The buyout was confirmed via Swedish business records unearthed after rumors […]
A surprising get for the recently acquisition-happy Zenimax Media (long-time home of Bethesda Softworks) was the home studio of one of Japan’s biggest auteur developers, Shinji Mikami. In a lengthy interview with Famitsu (via 1up), Mikami has given his thoughts on the buyout and its effect on his future projects.
Continuing its acquisition of high-class game studios (with Bethesda Softworks and id Software already under their payroll), Zenimax Media acquired Arx Fatalis developer Arkane Studios. The founder and CEO of the the company, Raphael Colantino, will serve as the studio’s president after the transition. The company, having collaborated with several projects like Bioshock 2 in […]