ZeniMax has begun pre-production on a AAA game set in a major new IP

    
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Could the digital wizards behind Elder Scrolls Online have a fresh spell or two hidden up their sleeves? It looks like this may indeed be the case, as ZeniMax Online President Matt Firor confirmed in an interview that the studio is working on a new title alongside of its continued efforts with its flagship MMORPG.

“Not a lot of people have picked up on this, but if you look on our job site you’ll see that we are accepting applications for people to work on a new engine for a new triple-A game,” Firor said in the interview. “So yes, we have ideas, but we’re committed to ESO for as long as it takes.”

And in truth, there are several postings for this mysterious project on the studio’s job’s page. The vague descriptions of the game mention that it will be a “major new IP” for the studio and that it is currently in pre-production. Commence rampant speculation!

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GiantsBane

Alot of the people who’re rabid eso / zos fans right now don’t seem to know how poorly they handled the games original development. Eso is actually an entirely different game then it was meant to be sadly. And with how poorly those clowns have managed to handle the games development and major bug issues, I can’t see myself giving more of their products a shot.

I mean, kudos for making eso profitable again, but no thanks.

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Vaeris

Hoping it’s a single-player game. If an MMO it’ll likely have lock boxes which means I’ll never get to play it.

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Dwarf-Orc

This is pretty exciting news if it’s an MMO, with the recent flubs from Bethesda, ZOS is where it’s at. But then again this is probably like 5 years away, so… Yeah.

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Mewmew

Most of the guesses seem to be MMO related, but in no way shape or form did they say it was a multiplayer game. They just said it was a new IP AAA title. It sounds like it very well could be a single player game.

I don’t think they’d open another MMORPG right now. They’d end up competing with themselves at a time where they’re really picking up lots of steam, I just don’t see that happening. Though it could end up being something with multiplayer, I just don’t see it ending up being another MMORPG.

Although if the IP was different enough I guess it could work, if it was a superhero or sci-fi setting. But I still don’t think they want to do another MMORPG when they’re killing it right now with the one they have.

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silverlock

Let me ask you this why would you make a new game engine unless you where doing an MMO?

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NecroFox4

Despite having absolutely no reason whatever to think so, I’m gonna say it’s a Marvel super hero MMO.

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Bannex

The asshole part of me (which is a big part) hopes it’s mobile lol.

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3dom

Hopefully, this time character graphics and animations won’t make me want to uninstall their game after playing it for 15 seconds.

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Bannex

Hopefully the RMT shop will be active in beta. :3

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nomadmorlock9

My wife is a content creator/streamer and part of the ESO Stream Team. When she was at ZOS for Elsewyre testing this year (as opposed to last), there was definitely heightened security over the art team and what they were working on.

This is seriously super secret. Definitely Fight Club level. They don’t talk about it.

I’ve been super excited just to learn about the IP.

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Bannex

Totally new ip is def intriguing but I just hope zeni learned from a lot of ESO shortcomings

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zoward

Fallout 77!!!!

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kofteburger

Quake MMO.