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ZeniMax lays off unspecified number from ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ team

The massively multiplayer offshoot of the popular video game franchise came out earlier this year. Its maker, ZeniMax Media, employs over 200 in Hunt Valley.

Inside "The Elder Scrolls Online." (Image courtesy of Bethesda Softworks)

Rockville-based video game publisher ZeniMax Media, which also has offices in Hunt Valley, laid off an unspecified number of employees on its “The Elder Scrolls Online” team, industry blog Joystiq reports.

“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 that the studio has adjusted staffing to meet the ongoing needs and continues to operate with a large work force.

Hines indicated to Joystiq that the company would continue to operate “large support centers” in Hunt Valley and Ireland. As of 2012, the company had more than 200 employees in Hunt Valley.
“The Elder Scrolls Online,” a massively multiplayer game and part of the popular “Elder Scrolls” franchise, was released earlier this year for Windows and OS X. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports are planned for release late this year or early next year.
Read the full story on Joystiq

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