Elder Scrolls On-line – will the brand new IP be one thing fully totally different? (pic: ZeniMax On-line)
Bethesda has introduced its first large growth since being purchased by Microsoft, with an ex-Naughty Canine dev performing as senior designer.
Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda for $7.5 billion is clearly going to go down as essentially the most stunning information story of the yr, however it’ll be a very long time till Bethesda’s new house owners have any actual affect on the video games they make.
For starters, the acquisition received’t be finalised till subsequent yr, so till then Bethesda might be working primarily unchanged and should honour current enterprise deals, resembling upcoming video games Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo being PlayStation console exclusives for the primary yr.
They’ll additionally proceed with current growth plans, which it’s simply been revealed embrace a brand new satellite tv for pc studio for Elder Scrolls On-line makers ZeniMax On-line.
ZeniMax On-line is likely one of the few occasions the title of Bethesda’s guardian firm has been utilized in public, and the crew has been very profitable with their MMO primarily based on the Elder Scrolls universe.
Aside from serving to out a bit with Fallout 76 they’ve not performed the rest (MMOs are form of a full-time job) and they also’ve introduced they’ve set-up a brand new studio to work on a brand new IP.
The brand new workplace might be in San Diego, California with Naughty Canine veteran Quentin Cobb approaching board as senior recreation designer.
The prevailing ZeniMax On-line studio is in Maryland, on the east coast of the US, so the 2 couldn’t be additional aside geographically, suggesting a big diploma of autonomy.
There’s no clue as to what sort of recreation the brand new IP may contain and whereas the apparent guess can be one other MMO there’s nothing thus far to counsel that.
Cobb helped out on the story marketing campaign of The Final Of Us and Uncharted 4 however he’s primarily a multiplayer designer, having additionally labored at H1Z1 developer Dawn – in order that most likely provides the most effective indication of what his new undertaking is likely to be.
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