ZeniMax Studios New AAA Game In Pre-Production

Anwell Patdu
Anwell Patdu - CS2 & Valorant Expert
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ZeniMax Online Studios’ new AAA game features moving vehicles and NPC-controlled vehicles based on recent job postings found on their website.

ZeniMax Online Studios is the game studio that developed Elder Scrolls Online, released in 2014. Elder Scrolls Online is a hugely successful game that players love all around the world.

The game accumulated multiple awards since 2014 and was also named MMO of the Year multiple times. Elder Scrolls Online garnered more than 18 million players over the years and still looks great despite its age.

ZeniMax Media is also the parent company of Bethesda Softworks who created massive games such as the Elder Scrolls franchise and the Fallout franchise.

The award-winning developer has some very popular games under their belt, which is why people are excited to see what game ZeniMax releases next.

ZeniMax Online Studios New AAA Game Job Posts

Senior Vehicle Designer

The first job post is for the Senior Vehicle Designer for ZeniMax Online Studios’ new game.

Senior Vehicle Designer Job Post Overview

Some words to take note of here are “development of our next AAA game” and “pre-production for a new IP.” This tells us that their new game is definitely an AAA game and is in the pre-production phase. It also says that it’s for a new IP, meaning that it’s for a non-existing franchise.

Sadly, we aren’t getting a new Fallout or Elder Scrolls game. But we are at least getting an AAA game which is still something to be excited about.

The next part states that the job focuses on tuning vehicle systems and movement mechanics. The goal is to build a fun player-controlled vehicle as well as work on some NPC-controlled vehicles.

Another interesting detail hides in the “Preferred Skills” section. One bullet point states that they prefer someone with experience developing Open World games. This detail tells us that ZeniMax Studios might be working on an Open World multiplayer online game.

It is unsure yet exactly what game they are planning to release. It’s hard to formulate theories since it is a new IP, making it hard to connect to other existing games.

Starfield In-game Screenshots

One user pointed out that it can be a spin-off related to Starfield. They can create a game similar to Star Wars: Squadrons but based on Starfield. It fits the criteria quite well, making this a valid theory to make.

Senior Level Designer

Another interesting job post is for ZeniMax Studio’s new game Senior Level Designer.

Senior Level Designer Job Post Overview

Notice how both of the job posts feature identical locations and introductions. The two jobs might be related to the same game.

The Senior Level Designer focuses on creating levels for both the open-world and linear spaces, according to the job post. The game could have dungeon-like systems mixed with open-world elements.

Taking a closer look at the “Preferred Skills” section, experience developing Open World games appears again. Further supporting the theory that these positions are for the same game.

ZeniMax Online Studios is also looking for someone with experience in third-person or first-person games. Meaning that their new AAA game is likely playable in both the third and first person POVs.

The Elder Scrolls Online Poster

At this point of the development process, it’s hard to say whether the game will be great or not. It’s in the pre-production phase, which means that any new information will likely be unavailable for a while.

Given that ZeniMax is responsible for such a fantastic game like Elder Scrolls Online. There is no doubt that they can create another awesome multiplayer AAA game. However, don’t expect an announcement anytime soon.

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By Anwell Patdu CS2 & Valorant Expert
Hey, awesome game enthusiasts! I'm Anwell, diving into the gaming world from the days of the Game Boy Advance SP with Pokémon FireRed, evolving into a pro strategist in the intense showdowns of Valorant and CS2. It's a thrill ride I never want to get off!But hey, I'm not all about the competitive scene. Sometimes I'm kickin' back with the latest indie farming sims, where my farm designs—though not award-winners—bring a quirky kind of peace.As for the tech side, yeah, I've put together a PC or two, and it's a blast. But let’s park that for now; we're all about the gaming vibes here!All this joystick joy turned me into a wordsmith in the gaming universe, with a sea of articles to my credit. And the journey, with you all by my side, just keeps leveling up. So, stay tuned, stay connected, and let’s keep this game-night rolling! Ready for more action and less talk? Onward to our next virtual adventure!
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