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Fallout 76 won't be on Steam, going to use Bethesda's own launcher

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#4

I saw that. Prolly won’t buy it.


#5

Sweet another series I won’t have to spend money on anymore.


#6

I’m not bothered by the move. This doesn’t mean Bethesda is not going to release anything new to Steam. I’m kind of interested in the game but want to wait for reviews and see how it does after release.


#7

whew, dodged a bullet there. Imagine if they launched their own store front with a franchise that’s had a good game more recently than 20 years ago


#8

I’m actually amped for Fallout 76. So long as i can do friends only multiplayer (and apparently you can), i can’t wait to have a persistent world in the fallout universe to explore with my friends.


#9

buy monster hunter now and save yourself the regret fam


#10

I play ESO on Steam and it’s a mess. Up until Summerset it was fine… then shit the fan, routinely for weeks. Steam client couldn’t log in, minimum outage was 5 hours. Have no idea if it’s Bethesda or Steam but based on lack of communication and the spaghetti ESO code (code n pray is not just a phrase, it’s a lifestyle) I’d say it was more of an issue with Bethesda. I wonder what their spaghetti coders will say when their own launcher doesn’t work.


#11

I didn’t want to get it anyway.


#12

Only way this online thing will work out is if there is no DRM and you can do whatever you want with the game

Then ragarding that Steam workshop, only ordinary humans need that place and its not like its striving that stuff to be better like Nexus has been doing

BUT, I dont understand Fallout, I dont understand its fans, only relatable thing is that engine its working on and it’ll foreshadow if there will be another Skyrim or not


#13

To me it doesn’t seem all that different than Bethesda going the way of Origin or Uplay or any of the launchers for various other MMOs.


#14

Lost in this whole mess is that Steam wasn’t immediately accepted as the glorious savior of PC gaming, we’ve just been conditioned to think so and we’re no better than apple enthusiasts in that regard.

The same outcry happened with Origin and now it isn’t half bad, of course these platforms are designed to squeeze us of our shekels so it’s no wonder Bethesda doesn’t want steam to have a cut for doing nothing.

Don’t know how I feel about it the game itself at this point so I’ll wait.


#15

If it behaves like a standalone I’m okay with this. If I need another app in addition to the game I’m gonna be pretty irritated


#16

I was already adamant that i was going to skip this title, considering it was going to be multiplayer only which i personally despise, this was the final blow.
Well, guess i’ll stand around and wait for Fallout 5…


#17

you’re right, it’s all bad

that said steam isn’t great either, GOG tends to be my first choice


#18

I am looking forward to the reviews. But my hopes for this game arent that high because bethesda and netcode… 2 things that never went well together…


#19

Doesn’t look anything like fallout?


#20

yeah, that’s a huge plus last i checked


#21

Ssshhh you’ll jinx it lol


#22

Well i found the online thing to be maybe the laziest new thing to Fallout that i know. To me Fallout died with 4.

Better to just wait for Wasteland 3 and Atom RPG. Those seem way more interesting than the poop Bethesda spews out.


#23

Fallout 76 looks like a dlc of Fallout 4. Everything looks the same, they just added in a few extras and co-op. I played the shit out of Fallout 4. I built base after base and tried new mods all the time. For me, without mods, this game would have no longevity at all, and I assume Fallout 76 will be the same. On the other hand, if mods can only be accessed through Bethesda’s Creation Club, then I am a definite “no” on this game. I have no problem with the idea of modders getting something for their work, but when you look at the Creation Club and paid mods, it makes me think Bethesda is cutting Steam out of a significant share of the microtransactions. The modders make pennies, while Steam and Bethesda split the rest. Maybe by cutting out Steam, Bethesda hopes to give modders a bit more to keep loads of fresh content coming in?
The new model of profiting off games through microtransactions (I see paid mods as exactly microtransactions) is revolting to me. But just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s not crazily profitable, especially where younger kids and their parents credit cards are concerned.
On this one I will vote with my dollar and not buy it. I will not make a Bethesda account. I will not do it on a plane, I will not do it on a train, I will not do it in the rain. Not to mention, my enthusiasm for the next Elder Scrolls game went to hell also. My only hope is that some nerds get together in a garage and make a fun, modable game with a massive open world, and you can download the entire thing on your pc.
And I suppose they could name it “Dryrim”, as a nod to Bethesda’s new tactic of a$$ F^@king us with microtransactions without lubrication.