This morning The Elder Scrolls Online developer Zenimax Online Studios has gone through a round of layoffs, according to Joystiq, but as far as Bethesda is concerned, this is just par for the course in the game's development. Pete Hines, Bethesda VP of PR Marketing, sees no reason to back off from the MMORPG:
As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop a game of vast scale, and ramped up our customer service to handle the expected questions and community needs of The Elder Scrolls Online at launch.
Now that we are nearly 6 months post launch, we have a thriving online community in a game that runs smoothly.
We remain strongly committed to The Elder Scrolls Online, and continue to invest heavily to develop new content for PC players, prepare the game for its console launch, and handle our planned expansion into important international territories.
Let's hope Zenimax Online Studios still has the manpower to deliver the content its community expects out of a bustling MMORPG.