Following the success of Bethesda’s latest mobile title, Fallout Shelter, the developer seems to be looking in to turning more of its popular franchises into handheld games as a new job listing appears on the ZeniMax Online Studios page. Given that the Fallout-themed project has surpassed over 100 million downloads in total earlier this year, the market looks to be ready for a new Bethesda mobile game and it might not be long before one appears.
The job description indicates that Bethesda could be turning one or more of its more iconic series into mobile games, and we could even see the next iteration of The Elder Scrolls franchise coming to the platform. The position for a Mobile Designer will work to create “innovative cross-platform” mobile games with a team of artists, programmers, producers, and the rest of the ZeniMax team.
“Whether you’re a fan of The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, Fallout, or any other of our award-winning properties, you’ll find something exciting to work on with us!”
Since the ZeniMax brand extents to Arkane Studios, id Software, and Tango Gameworks, this new project could include the development of mobile titles for the Dishonored, Doom, and even The Evil Within franchises, though it seems more likely that The Elder Scrolls will be the next series to get the mobile treatment. Not only is The Elder Scrolls a franchise that attracts a lot of attention, Bethesda’s parent company is well aware that fans are still waiting eagerly for a sequel to Skyrim.
Towards the beginning of this year, Bethesda’s Todd Howard announced that the developer has “another mobile project” that the company has been thinking about for a while, which bases itself on the Fallout Shelter experience but brings something new to the table. The developer claims the team was ecstatic with the success that the Fallout-inspired title brought with it, and it wouldn’t be too far to predict that The Elder Scrolls is next in line for a shot at conquering the mobile world.
Of course, there already is an Elder Scrolls title on the app store, in the form of card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Although the title hasn’t attracted the same level of attention as Blizzard’s Hearthstone, the latest Heroes of Skyrim expansion made some enjoyable additions to the game which might be taking the experience in the right direction.