Elder Scrolls Online Team Hit With Layoffs

| 4 Sep 2014 01:59
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Despite the layoffs, Bethesda stresses that it still intends to "invest heavily" in the future of The Elder Scrolls Online

Zenimax Online Studios, the studio behind Bethesda Softwork's Elder Scrolls MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online, has just been hit with a round of layoffs. But, before you rush off to ebay your deprecating Elder Scrolls Online character, Bethesda did stress that despite the layoffs, it still intends to "invest heavily" in the game's future.

"As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop a game of vast scale, and ramped up our customer service to handle the expected questions and community needs of The Elder Scrolls Online at launch," Bethesda VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines told Joystiq.

"Now that we are nearly 6 months post launch, we have a thriving online community in a game that runs smoothly," Hines continued, stating that the studio has adjusted staffing to meet the ongoing needs and continues to operate with a large work force.

"We remain strongly committed to The Elder Scrolls Online, and continue to invest heavily to develop new content for PC players, prepare the game for its console launch, and handle our planned expansion into important international territories. As for customer service, we continue to operate large support centers in Hunt Valley, MD and Galway, Ireland," he stressed.

Source: Joystiq

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