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Bethesda's parent company makes MMO studio

Justin McElroy

We're probably not the only ones who have thought of Oblivion as an MMORPG without awful people. Now, Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax Media, has opened an MMO-focused branch called ZeniMax Online Studios, which makes us wonder if we're not the only ones who thought The Elder Scrolls should make the move to massively multiplayer.

The studio will be headed up by Matt Firor, producer of Dark Age of Camelot, who is currently recruiting a crew of staffers. Of course, there's no guarantee that he'll work in the Elder Scrolls universe. But when you look at some of the properties under Bethesda and ZeniMax's roof (Fallout and Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships spring to mind) it's hard not to be excited by the possibilities.

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