Human Head Studios is the developer known for titles such as Prey, the Rune series, and The Quiet Man (A title they’d probably like you to forget). Today, the studio has officially announced its closing as of today, just after their release of Rune 2 earlier in the week.
Although Human Head Studios is closing its doors, the Devs of the studio aren’t leaving each other. It was announced by Bethesda, that they are adding another Developer to their Studios. All of the former Devs of Human Head Studios will come together to form Roundhouse Studios, what they’ll be working on is unknown at this point. Co-Founder of Human Head, Chris Rhinehart gave his thoughts on the move to Bethesda as well.
Co-Founder of Human Head Studios, Chris RhinehartSadly, we had to wind down the business of Human Head Studios and close its doors, which was particularly devastating due to the passion and creativity of the team we’d assembled,” said Rhinehart. “We reached out to our friends at Bethesda for help, and they saw that same creativity and passion in our team. With the formation of Roundhouse Studios, Bethesda offered every employee of Human Head a position at the new company. We are excited our team will remain together, pursuing the work we love, as part of a company we already know and admire.
It’s gonna be intriguing to see what Bethesda’s new studio will be working on next.