Elder Scrolls Online reportedly lays off 300 support staff [Updated]

    
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Bethsoft has reportedly laid off a large number of Elder Scrolls Online support staff from its Irish base.

The Connacht Tribune says that 300 customer service representatives have been let go from the Galway offices. “It is understood that just five or six employees remain at the premises,” says the news organization. It’s likely that as in 2014, many of the laid off are contract workers whose contracts expired and were not renewed.

Bethesda opened the Galway location in 2011 specifically to serve the MMO.

We have reached out to Bethsoft for more information.

Source: Connacht Tribune via VG
Gamestop-owned blog Gameinformer reports that Bethsoft says the Galway studio is still in operation and that it laid off 50 people back in August.

“Following the successful console launch of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited in June, we have a thriving console and PC online community. We adjusted customer support levels in mid-August by reducing staffing by approximately 50 people to reflect the game’s stability and the needs of our players. This is a normal practice. We have been diligently working with the IDA, and the employees affected by this decision since the summer. We are disappointed by the inaccuracies in the report of the Connacht Tribune.”

Bethsoft did not expressly refute the 300 number, say how many employees are left, or address whether there were or were not layoffs and/or contract lapses this month, nor has it replied to our requests for additional information.

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Zariarn
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Zariarn

300 customer services reps? I highly doubt it.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Valcan321 So true. Corporations who have put profit first always treat ppl as resources. Even though when you go through their “orientation brainwashing” they tell you they really care for their ppl their actions speak louder than their words.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Tamanous Necromonger And heaven forbid companies go back to treating their ppl like human beings.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Tamanous I simply amazes me how people today believe profit over ppl is right and the only way to build a successful company.

shadowblender
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shadowblender

Bad joke: They fired the 300 guys so they can make money for the 1 milion prize?

bryanjturner
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bryanjturner

Yeah a box of turds wrapped in a pink slip, those scum bags!

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus
Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

Tamanous You don’t have to be a charity to have the decency not to fire people just before Christmas.

Theo454
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Theo454

Bannex19  I played the free weekend recently, and it definitely did not seem like a ghost town to me. If anything, it seemed a little too crowded for my liking.