In a few months, Bethesda will release a whole new franchise under the name of Starfield exclusively on Xbox and PC. But the group has many other assets in its bag and the ZeniMax teams will also have something to announce soon.
A new AAA franchise at ZeniMax
It was Ben Jones, creative director at ZeniMax Online Studios who confirmed the news during a podcast dedicated to development in the video game industry. Ben Jones refers to the game as an “extremely ambitious project” with an internal team of 50 people and over 200 people involved globally on it.
We won’t know more today except that it is a “very large scale” game that has been in development for 4 and a half years.
ZeniMax Online Studios is best known for developing The Elder Scrolls Online, which was released in 2014 and still gets new content on a regular basis. The last event, “The Dark Heart of Skyrim” took place in mid-November.
A few days ago, a job offer was put forward by the studio which is looking for a Lead Quest Designer for a “new AAA franchise” at ZeniMax Online. Exactly two years ago, the studio was already discussing this project with a new graphics engine.
Some are already imagining an MMORPG in the Starfield universe, others a whole new universe, but the name of Project Kestrel had been listed at Zenimax Online in the huge NVIDIA leak that appeared in 2021 and many of the games listed have been confirmed since.