One of 2018 biggest games, Fallout 76, will not be available on the world's largest PC platform, Steam. Instead, Bethesda releases the game on PC solely through its own Bethesda.net launches. Moved doing business, as Bethesda does not have to pay Steam operator Valve, there is a decrease in sales, but the announcement shocked some fans like previous Fallout games like Fallout 4 and Fallout 3 launched on Steam.
So why will Fallout 76 not be available on Steam? Bethesda Marketing Manager Pete Hines told GameSpot that the company wants to have a "direct relationship" with Fallout 76 players because of the game's ever online multiplayer focus.
"Well, because of what kind of game it is," Hines said when asked by Fallout 76, you'll perish the steam. "Because it's an online, always-on-game-as-a-service. Based on our experience based on other things we've done, we felt we had a direct relationship with our customers, which was super important to us. It through Bethesda.net gives us the only thing we can have one to one relationship with customers, it's frankly not always when you go through another third party where they own their own relationship with the customer by being able to email them or come out direct and contact them. "
Hines added that making Fallout 76 available exclusively on Bethesda.net also" simplifies things "as it relates to a variety of things.
"We think it will help us deal with some issues and challenges we've seen lately," he said. "And again, it's a new experience like the game itself and we'll see how it goes and how it works and what benefits it allows us to make sure our customers have the best experience possible. "[1
It's not an outstanding move for a big game to bypass steam. Activision's Destiny 2 is only available on PC through Battle.net, while Blizzard's games like World of Warcraft and Diablo III can only be purchased digitally on PC via Battle.net.
Fallout 76 also comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and the console version will be launched in the traditional sense of These platforms with Sony and Microsoft to Microsoft has a special trading deal in place with Bethesda also for Fallout 76.
The pre-ordered exclusive Fallout 76 beta starts October 23 for Xbox One before it comes to PS4 and PC on October 30th. Beta represents full play and your progress will continue to launch on November 14th.
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