Bethesda Game Studios Is Hiring For a F2P AAA Game

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor June 5, 2017
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A job listing on the Bethesda Game Studios careers site gives an interesting bit of insight into one of the developer's upcoming titles -- which appears to be a free-to-play game of some variety.

The listing for "Game Performance Manager" at the developer's Montreal studio has the following description front and center:

"Bethesda Game Studios is looking for a great Game Performance Manager based in Montreal, to join the team that is pushing the bleeding-edge AAA freemium game development. In this role, you will work with game team to envision, evolve, and operate monetization strategies, targeting the intersection of revenue generation goals and quality player experience."

It's not as if Bethesda/ZeniMax is totally new to free-to-play gaming, with Fallout Shelter and The Elder Scrolls: Legends, as well as the sort-of free-to-play Quake Champions already in its library of games (not to mention the ill-fated BattleCry). And the company certainly knows how to monetize an online game, if The Elder Scrolls Online is any indication.

Still, those games seem rather ... limited in scope. Legends and Fallout Shelter aren't bad, but they don't scream "big name AAA title"; Quake Champions is closer but still seems niche. "Bleeding-edge AAA freemium game" would seem to mean something bigger, at least to me.

And while I really doubt this has anything to do with the next Elder Scrolls title -- which would probably be developed in its Bethesda location, not Montreal -- until Beth/Zeni says something firm about the game, the speculation will be there. The developer will have a presence at next week's E3, so it's possible we'll learn more very soon.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (9)

Motomibo 5 years ago
Ya its gonna be fallout online... Fallout 4 really didn't have much of a big story too it so that leaves a open story line still... and most of the stories took place in the western parts of america so ya...

Interesting 5 years ago
Last I knew Bethesda still holds the rights to Fallout Online after they harassed the crap out of Interplay like a whiny little kid until they got their way.

I would bet there's a good chance it's related to that.

rickshaw 5 years ago
Its a wild west game with dinosaurs, lol or a space game with infinity called the blackholes of space. :)

aRndmKid 5 years ago
I mean, ESO was p2p and it still sucked. No hype for a f2p.

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zmemme 5 years ago
I presume it's gonna be another MMO. If so it doesn't matter if it's AAA or B, if it's a F2P it's gonna be P2W. No hype whatsoever for what's coming.

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Curst 5 years ago
A new big name free to play AAA title?
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Can it be... ... FALLOUT ONLINE?! :O :D
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Or is it just another mobile CCG-MOBA hybrid..? -_-


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