The Connacht Tribune
reported earlier this week that ZeniMax
, which had established a customer service operation in Galway, Ireland, for The Elder Scrolls Online
, has let go "up to 300 workers," apparently temporary, from its Rahoon location.
It's not at all uncommon for MMO studios to let go crunch-time staff after a launch (or when a release is delayed, as ESO's console releases have been
), but former employees told the publication that many of the staffers, some hired on short-term contracts of two to six weeks on up to six months in duration, were being terminated significantly earlier than anticipated.
The Tribune suggests there are currently "just over 100 employees at the European customer services centre in the Rahoon Business Park." We have requested more information from ZeniMax and will update accordingly.
[With thanks to tipster Paul!]