Microsoft Shuts Down Multiple Studios, Including Tango Gameworks

As confirmed and posted by IGN, Microsoft has made significant changes to its Bethesda and ZeniMax teams, resulting in the closure of several studios. This move, comes as part of what Microsoft describes as a “reprioritization of titles and resources.” The studios affected include Tango Gameworks, who released the critically acclaimed Hi-Fi RUSH, and Arkane Austin, who were behind Redfall.

In an email sent to staff by Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft outlined the reasoning behind these changes. Booty emphasized the importance of focusing on high-impact titles and investing in Bethesda’s portfolio of successful games and established franchises.

The email states that further development on Redfall will cease, although the game and its servers will remain accessible to players. Similarly, Alpha Dog Studios will also be shuttered, with Mighty Doom being discontinued.

Tango Gameworks, the studio behind The Evil Within series, will also close its doors. However, Hi-Fi Rush, one of Tango Gameworks’ projects, will continue to be available via Xbox Cloud and other platforms. On a more positive note, Roundhouse Games will merge with ZeniMax Online Studios to collaborate on The Elder Scrolls Online.

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