In a move that should not surprise anyone, RAGE 2 will probably not come to Steam and be exclusive to Bethesda's new online store.
When Bethesda.net was announced in 201
After all, major publishers like EA, Ubisoft and Activision have all split up from Steam to sell their own games at their own stores. This means that everyone can circumvent Valve's troublesome revenue sharing and retain all digital revenue for himself.
As their competitors' digital systems, Bethesda.net is not just a store but a service that runs its key online games along with a launch with social integration.
RAGE 2 may also have a kind of multiplayer component . A little while ago, I predicted RAGE 2 that there would be live service elements of some kind, but this proved to be wrong despite devs on id Software that confirms additive content.
I originally thought that RAGE 2 could be linked to Bethesda's Creation Club in one way or another and let players create and share their creations in a kind of Forge-like hub world for maximum shenanigans.
If any of this is the case – Creation Club, multiplayer, or even engagement-driven content – it further anchors RAGE 2's exclusivity to Bethesda.net. Keeping the game locked to the publisher's platform gives them full control over content, sales and certain service-based features … which all publishers really want in the long run.
RAGE 2 Releases May 14, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.