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Fallout 76 Skipping Steam Doesn’t Mean Future Bethesda Games Will, Says Company

Never say never for Fallout 76, either.
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There’s been some hullabaloo over Fallout 76 — an online multiplayer take on the famous post-apocalyptic series — skipping Valve’s Steam service, so Bethesda’s Pete Hines met up with IGN to clarify the issue. Hines emphasizes that while PC versions of Fallout 76 will only be available for Betheseda.net, the same won’t necessarily apply for all future Bethesda games (although he admits that’s up in the air for the upcoming Doom Eternal). For Fallout 76, this decision stemmed from a desire to possess greater control in player experience and customer service, citing difficulties in communication with players on other platforms.

However, don’t count out the Steam possibility for Fallout 76 just yet: while Hines can’t guarantee it’ll ever make the move, IGN points out The Elder Scrolls Online and The Elder Scrolls: Legends eventually did after initial exclusivity for Bethesda.net.

We highly recommend reading the original IGN article to fully read up on Hines’ answers, but in the meantime, let us know your thoughts on Bethesda’s decision below.

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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