Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind

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 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.

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  1. Motomibo on June 7, 2017

    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…

  2. Interesting on June 7, 2017

    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.

  3. rickshaw on June 5, 2017

    Its a wild west game with dinosaurs, lol or a space game with infinity called the blackholes of space. 🙂

  4. aRndmKid on June 5, 2017

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

    • TianlanSha on June 7, 2017

      I bought ESO in 2015 when it became B2P and there were no expansion packs or DLCs, nor there was info about such coming in the future. I bought it full price.

      Literally one month after buying it, they announce the first DLC… and it costs money. – my reaction: WTF?!

      I stopped playing after a week.

      They keep piling out more DLCs, Tamriel Unlimited comes out, I’m OK it it, starting to come to terms. Thinking of coming back to the game with a new character and a fresh start.

      Guess what? As soon as Tamriel Unlimited launches, digital copies of the game start showing up… and get this THEY CONTAIN ALL DLCs UP TO THIS POINT AND COST LESS THAN WHAT I PAID A YEAR AGO WITH NO F* DLCs!!! – WTF is this shit?!

      Now Morrowind expansion comes out, I’m not buying it or any of the DLCs for that matter, because I know that soon after Morrowind comes out, there will be coming DLCs for it too. And those people who got it, will feel like shit.

      And the worst possible scenario would be that ESO eventually drops the B2P model and goes F2P for the base game (what I bought for f* 60 EUROS) and those who bought it will probably get nothing…

      Those guys are f*scammer scumbags. Their latest product is Skyrim – the shittiest TES game with better graphics, still worse than free mods and now their next product will be Skyrim again, the shit, but now for VR…

  5. zmemme on June 5, 2017

    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.

    • Guest on June 5, 2017

      It the main reason why people give up on the MMO Genre since there is to much Money Grabber out on the market.

      • Curst on June 5, 2017

        Reallyyy? Wow. Now we know why. And here I thought it was because “MMO Genre” is filled with low quality games, specifically MOBAs and artless WoW clones. Silly me. -_-

  6. Curst on June 5, 2017

    A new big name free to play AAA title?

    Can it be… … FALLOUT ONLINE?! :O 😀

    Or is it just another mobile CCG-MOBA hybrid..? -_-