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Old 10-10-2018, 05:45 AM   #1
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Fallout 76 Isn't Coming To Steam


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One of 2018's biggest games, Fallout 76, won't be available on the world's largest PC platform, Steam. Instead, Bethesda is releasing the game on PC exclusively through its own Bethesda.net launcher. The move makes business sense, as Bethesda won't have to pay Steam operator Valve its cut of sales, but the announcement shocked some fans as previous Fallout games like Fallout 4 and Fallout 3 launched on Steam.

So why won't Fallout 76 be available on Steam? Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines told GameSpot that the company wants to have a "direct relationship" with Fallout 76 players due to the game's always-online, multiplayer focus.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:58 AM   #2
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Bethesda: We want all of your money. We could actually care less how much more of an inconvenience it is to the user.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:11 AM   #3
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Yeah, fuck this. I was still holding out a slim chance of buying this, but I already have Origin, Steam, Battle.Net, UPlay and the Epic Games Launcher installed.

The LAST thing I want is another!
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:25 AM   #4
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Personally I don't give a shit. If the game is good I'll play it. Don't care about installing another launcher, it's not a deal breaker for me.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:41 AM   #5
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Yeah this is a little crazy, to many platforms to play games on. This has gone from a must buy to a sitting on the fence game.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:32 AM   #6
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They are only doing this because Valve made them roll back their idiotic choices on charging for mods. Expect more fuckwittery as the saga continues, they are going in without lube this time.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:12 AM   #7
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Yeah this is a little crazy, to many platforms to play games on. This has gone from a must buy to a sitting on the fence game.
THIS is the new platform war!

Sure, Microsoft and Sony still don't like each other much... But with Sony dominating this console generation, Microsoft (inadvertently or on purpose) pushing the PC instead of the Xbox, and Nintendo playing in their own little world, the real battle is fought for the 100+ million PC gamers and billion (?) Android users. One can only hope that it will stay software-only, and we won't be getting GOG-blocking (heh:-) Steam dongles anytime soon, now that their Linux initiative has failed...
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:13 AM   #8
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They are only doing this because Valve made them roll back their idiotic choices on charging for mods. Expect more fuckwittery as the saga continues, they are going in without lube this time.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:55 AM   #9
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THIS is the new platform war!

Sure, Microsoft and Sony still don't like each other much... But with Sony dominating this console generation, Microsoft (inadvertently or on purpose) pushing the PC instead of the Xbox, and Nintendo playing in their own little world, the real battle is fought for the 100+ million PC gamers and billion (?) Android users. One can only hope that it will stay software-only, and we won't be getting GOG-blocking (heh:-) Steam dongles anytime soon, now that their Linux initiative has failed...
Microsoft forced Sony's hand though in opening up cross-platform play which was a HUGE win for Phil Spencer and Xbox.

It may be a bittersweet win though in the event Microsoft "wins" next time around. They will have set the precedent everyone has to play nice.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:03 AM   #10
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Yeah, yeah ok fine, but at the same time if I ever wanted to play SWTOR, or DDO, or GW2, or any number of games like this, I had to start a game launcher that would patch the game, ask for login/password etc. It's not really that big a deal to me to be honest, and I'm a big fan of Steam overall.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:05 AM   #11
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:02 PM   #12
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Heck, I remember a time when each Blizzard game had its OWN launcher lol. I don't see this as more than Beth trying to cash in on the "survival-craft-notzombies" craze anyway.
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:22 PM   #13
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Yeah, fuck this. I was still holding out a slim chance of buying this, but I already have Origin, Steam, Battle.Net, UPlay and the Epic Games Launcher installed.

The LAST thing I want is another!
And with the exception of steam and and to a lesser extent battle.net, all of those launchers are bloody terrible. Oh and steam and battle.net used to be just as terrible...Anybody want to guess what bethesda's new fucking launcher that nobody asked for or wanted is going to be?
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:45 PM   #14
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Wasn't buying it anyway, but at least this means we won't be seeing endless Steam sales of it like Skyrim had.
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It became too much of a hassle to repeatedly mod out Fallout 4's main menu advertisements after every fucking patch so I permanently uninstalled. Bethesda and future Fallout (in name only) games are off my radar for now. And they should be for any PC gamer who has any respect for themselves.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:48 PM   #16
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It became too much of a hassle to repeatedly mod out Fallout 4's main menu advertisements after every fucking patch so I permanently uninstalled. Bethesda and future Fallout (in name only) games are off my radar for now. And they should be for any PC gamer who has any respect for themselves.
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Fallout is definitely off my radar and has been for a good long while. Steam or not, I don't care.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:56 PM   #18
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The only way I bought most of the Fallout games since Fallout 2 was on Steam sales when they got down to under $10 for the whole deal. I doubt we'll see that on this new Bethesda store.

On the brightside (for Bethesda) they won't have to give Gabe his 30% vig for being on Steam. We'll see if it's worth all the sales they are going to lose for not being there.

I suspect a lot of the reason Ubi and some others are still on Steam is because the opportunity cost/cost of acquisition per player on people to find their games on the Ubi Play launcher is so high it is cheaper to let them entangle their account via Steam and lose the 30% income.

The only reason Epic and EA have succeeded is because their games and/or IPs are so immense people put up with the separate launcher. But Fortnite was touch and go there for a while. Without Battle Royale who knows where the Epic launcher might be... it could have been on Steam before long.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:26 PM   #19
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Without Fornight Battle Royal the Epic launcher would have been killed. Paragon was dying and UT is pretty much going nowhere. They would have been forced to go back to a standard storefront.

Now, Fornight is so damned big, that they had the absolute balls, and got away with it, to release their game on Android outside of the Play Store.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:04 PM   #20
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I'm not buying this because it looks fucking terrible, but even if it didn't, now I wouldn't.

Seriously, I loaded up FO4 just now to see if I really wanted something based on that gunplay, and the worst forced mouse smoothing in gaming greeted me. Who the fuck thought we wanted action fallout? Tell stories or fuck off.
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