Human Head Studios shuts down, talent acquired by Bethesda to form Roundhouse Studios

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    Talk about chaos ... Just 1 day after releasing Rune II, the development house closes down immediately.

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    Now, Ragnarok Game LLC, the company that is publishing Rune II, is promising that it will continue to support the game, which debuted on Epic Games Store earlier this week. Additionally, Ragnarok insists that it had no idea that Human Head was shutting down.

    “Sadly, 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.”​

    https://venturebeat.com/2019/11/13/human-head-surprise/
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/11/13/human-head-shuts-down/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Head_Studios

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    Here’s Ragnarok’s statement on the situation:

    “Today, developer Human Head Studios announced that they closed their doors and will be starting a new studio. This is shocking news to us, as there are several entities working on RUNE II – we found out about this news when you did. Human Head had a longstanding agreement with RUNE II’s publisher, Ragnarok Game, LLC, to provide ongoing support for the game. We are working quickly to resolve any current technical issues while we build the team that will execute the exciting planned future of RUNE II’s post-launch content strategy. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work through any launch issues.”

    “Our plan remains to continue working on RUNE II and launch onto other PC platforms in 2020. We’re excited to show you the future of RUNE II content. Stay tuned!”​
     
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