An ex-Naughty Dog game designer has joined Zenimax Online to work on a “new, unannounced AAA IP.”
Quentin Cobb previously worked on both The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 as a game designer before joining Zenimax. The unannounced AAA IP mentioned by Cobb in his tweet is yet to be revealed but as well as Cobb, the project has already pulled in veterans of games such as Destiny, Red Dead Redemption, Shadow of Mordor, XCOM and Battlefield.
I am happy to announce that I’ve joined @ZeniMax_Online as a Sr. Designer working with my good friend Ben Jones (@Bagelbeard) on a new, unannounced AAA IP! I’m thrilled this is finally happening and wanted to share a few details.1/4 pic.twitter.com/YBU9YvCenM
— Quentin Cobb (@QTrainCobb) December 7, 2020
Cobb explains that he and the teams have “formed the basis of a new satellite studio for Zenimax Online here in San Diego”. He gives nothing away about the game, but does say that it’s “easily the most excited I’ve ever been to work on a project since I joined the industry back in 2009”. We’ll be sure to provide any more news about this mysterious game as we hear about it.
Zenimax Online is known for The Elder Scrolls Online, and previously contributed to Fallout 76 and the cancelled Commander Keen mobile game. Of course, the studio was folded into Microsoft in September of this year as part of a $7.5 billion acquisition of its parent company, Zenimax Media.
In other Naughty Dog-related news, Creative Director Neil Druckmann was recently promoted, becoming co-president of the development studio.