Given the fact that Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Online Studios only last month, Bethesda Softworks and its upcoming projects are now under a much-bigger spotlight. With the advent of the shocking acquisition, many fans have already been wondering if games such as The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, and Starfield will begin to be Xbox-exclusive.
Not only that, but fans have been keeping tabs on the publisher’s future plans, excited to see what they have in store. Now, it appears that Bethesda is planning on a brand-new game based on numerous job listings posted online.
As further proof, ZeniMax has also confirmed that it’s currently working on a new, unannounced AAA title that’s still in pre-production. This upcoming game would then be the first title that they will be working on since the release of The Elder Scrolls Online back in 2014.
That being said, there are several new roles available for those who are interested in being a part of the studio. If you check their website, there are job positions for the different departments such as art, engineering, design, and programming, and they’re looking for various roles ranging from gameplay camera designers to character artists.
If you then individually check the positions, you’ll find that many of them say that those who apply for the job will be working with the studio in order to develop their “next AAA game.”
Without a doubt, the title is currently in its very early stages and there’s barely any information about it. Nevertheless, we’re just happy to know that the studio is working on something major again after developing the highly-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls.
Not much to say about this yet, but it's been so much fun creating a brand new engine. With how rare this kind of thing is nowadays, I feel fortunate to be at this studio while we invest heavily in our own technology. https://t.co/hDrEjc3Z97
— Alex Tardif (@longbool) October 3, 2020
Alex Tardif, ZeniMax Online Studios’ lead graphics engineer, took to Twitter to briefly discuss the project. He didn’t say much, but his simple tweet greatly hyped the community, especially since he mentioned that they’re “creating a brand new engine.”
This is very exciting news, indeed, as this indicates that this upcoming game would mean a technological step-up for the studio itself as well. Since they’re working on a new engine, Tardif and his team will be able to apply the latest improvements to the upcoming AAA title.
The Elder Scrolls Online, upon its release, had a pretty rough start. However, the title has really progressed and improved throughout the years, and now it has a dedicated fanbase of its own.
We’re not that surprised that the game really grew, though, since the developers worked really hard to release fun and exciting expansions that brought players to never-before-seen locations like Black Marsh, Elsweyr, and Summerset, among others.
That being said, some fans may be crossing their fingers for a new entry to The Elder Scrolls franchise, but personally, we’re glad to hear that this will be a new IP.
Whatever it is that ZeniMax is working on, it will surely have a huge fanbase supporting it even if it’s not a game centered around the world of The Elder Scrolls. We’re definitely keeping a lookout for this new IP, since it seems like a title that’s already destined for great things.