was a mistake.
The eagle-eyed folk at Gaming Bolt
have uncovered a job listing
at Bethesda Softworks' Montreal studio, for a 'Game Performance Manager' to- quote- "join the team that is pushing the bleeding-edge AAA freemium game development."
The entirety of the listing focuses on monetization, revenue and data mining, suggesting that the business model is going to be getting a much greater focus in their future titles.
While it's likely that this hire specifically is going to be for either Fallout Shelter
or their more recent CCG The Elder Scrolls: Legends
, the listing also calling for the ability to "manage multiple complex projects with diverse groups" suggests that microtransactions will be infecting the main series games sooner, rather than later.
There may be more on this at Bethesda's E3 show this weekend.