Bethesda hiring for iOS

Skyrim, Fallout studio seeking "experienced" programmers to create unannounced games for Apple's mobile devices.

What's next on Bethesda Game Studios' development docket? It could be an iOS game.

Bethesda has caught the iOS fever.

A job listing at Bethesda Game Studios (via Game Informer) calls for iOS programmers to join the studio and build unannounced games.

The requisition calls for candidates who have shipped multiple iOS titles and have experience on Open GL ES and other 3D technologies.

A Bethesda representative declined to comment on the company's iOS plans.

The most recent game Bethesda Game Studios put out was The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim, which has shipped 10 million units since it was launched in November.

On top of Bethesda Game Studios' iOS projects, the Maryland-based studio is hiring programmers for a next-generation game.

A recent Nielsen study found that 39 percent of American homes have an iOS device.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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36 comments
kjadni
kjadni

hmmm. Bethesda making iOS games? I dont know what to think.... It could be nice but threre is already so many games made for iOS. But ofcause Bethesda is already a known name so that would make it a lot more easy for them. I don't know. Skyrim for iOS? definitely not!

NRDubZ
NRDubZ

I am going to guess that bethesda will re-release ES Arena, daggerfall and maybe morrowwind on the IOS. Those types of games are pretty popular on iOS

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

@Iloveconnie GTA3 has some great touch controls on iOS. It's very playable on both iPhone and iPad. Another great example is Dead Space for iOS.

Vandhieren
Vandhieren

@cipo89 if they are making one, that would be amazing wont it?

slainta
slainta

This will be the moment of truth for the Apple store. If any Bethesda game buggy as they are will pass the Apple certification we'll know that even the Apple check is worth nothing!! :D

marty2004
marty2004

Vandhieren, good idea you have there..

supertom221
supertom221

Developing for a phone is a joke. Therefore, Bethesda, you are are now officialy, a joke. And IF you do choose to go mobile, do it on android. Maybe then we could even have mods for your games in the traditional style.

Triton
Triton

This only makes sense. Great time killers when you are stuck in airports for several hours.

OverlordEX
OverlordEX

I'm thinking iOS Fallout would be pretty darn awesome, but I suppose elder scrolls would be pretty cool as well. And then of course it could always be some new IP

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

no wonder with a lot of people using IOS devices and how cheaper it is compare to PC or console games they are moving to this,

zaiwen
zaiwen

as long as theres no elder scrolls for ios then its all good.. those titles should stay & remain on pc & consoles

Maxx_the_Slash
Maxx_the_Slash

@ polterdice The people that got let go were from Obsidian, not Bethesda.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Wow, Bethesda is really letting itself go these days. What will they do next to degrade themselves?

Thermador446
Thermador446

I hope they include a reset button for when it inevitably freezes

polterdice
polterdice

30 guys they just fired couldn't program for iOS? Must be complicated

thenerd64
thenerd64

Another reason why I go with iOS.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

Meh i was thinking they were gonna release a game for macs. Seem that I was wrong. Oh well gaming on iPhone and iPad is a joke

Iloveconnie
Iloveconnie

crappy onscreen joysticks can be just fine if done like GTA3 on the ipad was. That should be the benchmark for the industry. (a portion of the screen on the side that when touched turns into the joystick, so you dont have to worry about missing it all the time.)

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

@sortajan iOS is the Operating System that runs Apple's mobile devices such as the iPad or the iPhone.

pez2k_
pez2k_

@sortajan - iOS is the operating system on Apple mobile devices - iPod, iPhone, iPad.

sortajan
sortajan

i genuinely don't know what an ios is, can anyone help me out?

bogorad
bogorad

@pokecharm There are hiring a lot of people and its not just bethesda game studios.Just check the Zenimax jobs website ,so far Zenimax Online is hiring the most people for an MMO.

Freak_Ache
Freak_Ache

@pajamagun As a comp sci student, I like to refer to myself as a brogrammer.

pajamagun
pajamagun

This is my version of a petition to call "programmers" "grammers'" instead. My general lack of motivation disallows examination of this thought through another medium.

pokecharm
pokecharm

at least someone is hiring :)

cipo89
cipo89

@Vandhieren Most likely, either that or some Open World RPG on iOS

Vandhieren
Vandhieren

maybe a daggerfall or arena remake?

bogorad
bogorad

It could be Vir2L Studios the Subsidiari of Zenimax that handels mobile devices.Since they haven,t released a game since 2009,witch i find strange since there hasn,t been any announcements ,regarding that. Anyone want to file me on that?

holtrocks
holtrocks

Only 39%?? wow thought it would be more than that.

Raeldor
Raeldor

Love to see what they come up with. Just please don't use one of those crappy on-screen joysticks. Would love to see something like Morrowind meets Infinity Blade.