After 22 years of creating video games, Human Head Studios closed business, which was announced today on the team's official website. However, this is not the end of the story of this talented group of people. Bethesda came with a helping hand and decided to hire the whole team under a new name - Roundhouse Studios.
In a press release, team's creative director Chris Rhinehart admitted that the reason for closing the independent studio was economic problems. It became clear that Human Head could no longer exist in the same shape. Rhinehart stressed, however, that the developers are happy to start a new chapter in the Bethesda family. The changes will certainly not be too drastic for the employees. Rhinehart remained as the creative director and the company will continue to be headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Moreover, the developer's job offers have not disappeared.
"We were excited by the opportunity to bring under the Bethesda umbrella this talented, established development team," commented Todd Vaughn from Bethesda Softworks.
Human Head Studios was founded in 1997. Over the years the team has created and co-created such games as Blair Witch Volume II: The Legend of Coffin Rock, Rune, Prey (2006), BioShock Infinite and Batman: Arkham Origins. The last work of the team was Rune II, which made its debut in Epic Games Store yesterday.
- Human Head Studios - official website