If you are one of those players who prefer to have all their games in the same service, we have some bad news: the PC version of Fallout 76 will not be offered through Steam, one of the most popular gaming platforms in the PC ecosystem.
In the site of frequently asked questions about Fallout 76, Bethesda confirmed that its Beta – which will have the content of the complete game – will only be available through its launcher. Noticing this, PC Gamer contacted the company to receive more details. Bethesda replied with a statement in which it assured that both the game and the trial period will not be offered on other platforms.
“The PC version of Fallout 76, for both the B.E.T.A. and the launch, will be available only via Bethesda.net, not on Steam,” the company said in an email.
Bethesda has decided to take away this Steam release and it is not entirely a surprise. What we are referring to is that more and more distributors are preferring the option of offering their titles through their own distribution channels when this is possible (for example, Activision with Black Ops 4 and Destiny 2 or Epic with Fortnite for Android and PC). This is so since it allows them to have more freedom and obtain more profits.
Fallout 76 will release on November 14 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. What do you think about this trend? Do you dislike or do not mind having your games in different services? Tell us in the comments below.