ZeniMax And Bethesda Acquire Doom's Escalation Studio

Bethesda Softworks' parent company ZeniMax Media acquired Escalation Studios today. Escalation Studios, formed by Tom Mustiane and Marc Tardif in 2007, is perhaps best known for co-developing the SnapMap level editor featured in 2016's Doom.

Credit: Arcade Sushi
Credit: Arcade Sushi

In a statement Bethesda VP of Development Todd Vaughn said "We have continually been impressed with the team at Escalation that Tom and Marc have assembled. 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."

Escalation is already working on several projects with some of ZeniMax's other studios, though there is no word on which studios or projects the team is currently involved with, they will be aiding in the development of console and PC games, as well as titles for mobile and VR.

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