Bethesda, developer of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the upcoming Fallout 3, is going to start making MMOs. And they're obviously going to take place in some sort of fantasy world, ala Oblivion. Won't they?
Except, Bethesda itself won't be making any MMOs. Instead, there's a whole new studio that's been founded by the company holding Bethesda's purse strings, ZeniMax Media. The new MMO-focused dev, drearily named ZeniMax Online Studios, will be headed up by Matt Firor, one of the founders of Mythic - developer of MMO Dark Age of Camelot.
Firor says he's "eager to get back to what [he loves] - the development of cutting edge MMOG titles." And, apparently, his development philosophy is one with "an emphasis on quality, innovation, and craftsmanship."
Innovation, huh? Guess we shouldn't start making those "Oblivion MMO" celebration banners just yet.
August 2, 2007