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ZeniMax Media Aquire DOOM Co-Developer Escalation Studios

Today Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired DOOM co-developer – Escalation Studios.

Founded in Dallas, Texas in 2007 by industry veterans Tom Mustaine and Marc Tardif, Escalation Studios assisted in the development of id Software’s 2016 first-person shooter DOOM, while also offering support to other notable franchises.

We have continually been impressed with the team at Escalation that Tom and Marc have assembled,” said Todd Vaughn, Vice President of Development at Bethesda. “Their commitment to quality and innovation has made significant contributions to the projects we’ve worked on together, and we’re excited to have them join ZeniMax.”

Currently, the studio is working on numerous projects in collaboration with various ZeniMax-owned studios and will continue to develop titles for VR, PC, Console and Mobile moving forward in the future.

ZeniMax’s studios are responsible for some of the most iconic games in our industry,” said Marc Tardif, Co-Managing Director of Escalation Studios. “Becoming a part of this amazing family of developers is an honour for everyone at our studio.”

We are proud of the incredible team that has helped make Escalation such a success,” added Tom Mustaine Co-Managing Director of Escalation Studios. “We can’t wait to see what the studio is capable of with the support of such a great company as ZeniMax.”

Dan has been gaming for nearly 30 years and has survived everything from Nuclear Fallouts to Zombie Outbreaks but his main love is Survival Horror and don’t we all know it. Favourite games include Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto, he can be regularly found cruising the streets of Vice City listening to the classics.


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