Comp Bethesda Featurebanner 03 Oct

Bethesda Softworks has issued a press release earlier today to announce the opening of a new studio in Austin, Texas. The studio, known as Battlecry Studios, will be headed by Rich Vogel – who until recently was involved as the executive producer of Star Wars: The Old Republic at BioWare. Other projects that Vogel has been involved in include Ultima Online and Star Wars: Galaxies. More details are included after the jump.

Though Bethesda did not release any information regarding the project that Battlecry Studios will be working on, Vogel’s past experience with MMORPGs makes it plausible that the studio will be working on a title in this genre.

Battlecry Studios is the second Bethesda-owned studio in Austin, Texas, the other one being Dishonored-developer Arkane Studios.