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New MMO Development Studio Announced

Posted Aug 03, 2007 by Keith Cross

New MMO Development Studio Announced

ZeniMax Media has announced the founding of ZeniMax Online Studios, a new company dedicated to producing new MMOs. The company is set be run by Matt Firor, formerly of EA Mythic and producer of Dark Age of Camelot.

Officials from ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda, have announced the founding of ZeniMax Online Studios: , a new division focused on developing new massively multiplayer online games.

The company will be headed by MMO veteran Matt Firor, one of the founders of the now EA-owned Mythic Entertainment. Firor worked for Mythic for 10 years, serving as the producer for the company's popular MMO Dark Age of Camelot, as well as taking a lead role on all of the studio's other projects.

Since leaving Mythic in 2006, Firor has worked as a consultant in the online gaming industry, advising publishers interested in entering the online market. Commenting on his decision to take charge of the new MMO studio, Firor remarked that "Even though consulting is fun, I really missed the chance to create games."

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