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Bethesda Softworks
Sub-Studio
Industry Video Games
Founded Bethesda, Maryland (1986)
Headquarters Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A
Key people
Vlatko Andonov, President
Todd Howard, Executive Producer and Game Director (Bethesda Game Studios)
Ashley Cheng, Production Director (Bethesda Game Studios)
Products The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wayne Gretzki (series)
Owner Fox Entertainment Group
Parent ZeniMax Media

Bethesda Softworks is an American video-games company. It was founded in the city of Bethesda, Maryland, but the headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland.

History

Bethesda Softworks created its first video game in 1989, named Gridiron. From this game, they got a contract to make more popular games such as Terminator and the Wayne Gretzki series. A few games made by Bethesda won the Game of the Year Award, such as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. This second series consisted of 6 games: Arena, Daggerfall, Redguard, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim.

Bethesda Game Studios

Bethesda Game Studios (BGS) is the award-winning, in-house development team at Bethesda Softworks led by game director and executive producer Todd Howard.

In the past, not all BGS titles were published by the Softworks division. However, beginning with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PlayStation 3, Bethesda Softworks began publishing all Bethesda Game Studios games.

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