ZeniMax Online Studios have been working on The Elder Scrolls Online for many years now, and though it’s no World of Warcraft, the MMORPG has built up a solid reputation and sizeable playerbase for itself thanks to regular meaty updates that keep on expanding the scope of the game. And though ZeniMax Online will, of course, continue to work on The Elder Scrolls Online, it seems they have other irons in the first as well.
Quentin Cobb, who recently departed from Sony’s not-so-secret San Diego studio, recently announced on Twitter that has has joined ZeniMax Online Studios as Senior Designer, and will be working on a new unannounced AAA IP. He will be working at a newly set up satellite studio in San Diego, with ZeniMax currently hiring for multiple unannounced projects. Interestingly enough, John Bautista, who also left Sony’s San Diego studio alongside Cobb, has also joined ZeniMax Online as Principal Combat Designer.
ZeniMax Online Studios is, of course, one of several ZeniMax-owned developers (including all of Bethesda) that will soon join Microsoft’s ever-growing and increasingly impressive lineup of first party developers. What that will mean for this unannounced game in particular and whether or not it releases on PlayStation or Nintendo remains to be seen.
— Quentin Cobb (@QTrainCobb) December 7, 2020