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Layoffs at The Elder Scrolls Online Developer

by on September 3, 2014

ZeniMax Online Studios, the developer behind The Elder Scrolls Online, announced a round of layoffs this morning.

TESO publisher Bethesda’s VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines gave a statement about the layoffs to Joystiq about ramping down the number of people working on the game.

“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. Now that we are nearly 6 months post launch, we have a thriving online community in a game that runs smoothly,” Hines said.

So what does this mean for the game? Well, Hines said the publisher is still “strongly committed” to the game and working on new content for PC players, the console launch, and expansion into more territories.



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