ZeniMax Online Studios appears to be putting some of that Microsoft buy-out money to good use. This week, it became known that the developer has formed a second studio in San Diego with the goal of producing a new IP.
Quentin Cobb, an industry veteran that has previously worked at prestigious studios like Naughty Dog, revealed this on Twitter this week. Cobb will be a Senior Game Designer at the new ZeniMax Online studio:
I am happy to announce that I've joined @ZeniMax_Online as a Sr. Designer working with my good friend Ben Jones (@Bagelbeard) on a new, unannounced AAA IP! I’m thrilled this is finally happening and wanted to share a few details.🧵1/4 pic.twitter.com/YBU9YvCenM
— Quentin Cobb (@QTrainCobb) December 7, 2020
In a subsequent tweet, Cobb also said that this is “the most excited” he has been to work on a project since 2009, indicating that there are some very exciting plans for this new IP.
As you would expect from a new studio, the San Diego branch of ZeniMax Online Studios is indeed hiring. There are also developer positions open at its Maryland and Austin studio locations.
KitGuru Says: We have no idea when this game will see the light of day, but hopefully we’ll get some more exciting news in the next couple of years. We can continue to expect some exciting projects from ZeniMax and Bethesda’s studios as both are now key pillars of the Xbox Game Studios line-up.