ZeniMax Online Studios has confirmed a round of layoffs have been made at the studio.
While the exact number of layoffs has not been detailed, Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines explained the cuts as being “the norm for games” such as The Elder Scrolls Online.
“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,” Hines said in a statement, in part. “Now that we are nearly 6 months post launch, we have a thriving online community in a game that runs smoothly.”
“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.”