Bethesda hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to delighting customers lately. Fallout 76 was panned by gamers and critics, and despite the fact that it has received many updates since launch, it's not one of the most popular games on Xbox One. In an effort to turn this around, the company just announced that Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, Rage 2, Wolfenstein: Cyberpiot, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood will launch on Steam alongside the Bethesda Launcher.
Recently, a lot of popular publishers like Ubisoft have said that their titles would only launch on the Epic Games Store. While the titles are still going to be available on PC, it has sparked a lot of controversy. It's great to see that Bethesda is embracing Steam, and even bringing Fallout 76 to the platform later this year.
We’re pleased to announce that RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and DOOM Eternal will be released on Steam as well as https://t.co/p0BARqmTBp. We will also be bringing Fallout 76 to Steam later this year.We’re pleased to announce that RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and DOOM Eternal will be released on Steam as well as https://t.co/p0BARqmTBp. We will also be bringing Fallout 76 to Steam later this year.— Bethesda (@bethesda) March 25, 2019March 25, 2019
Maybe Fallout 76's Steam release will see its resurgence. However, only time will tell. It seems like the game's reputation has been irreversibly damaged at this point. Then again, Sea of Thieves managed to turn it around and even went on to become the most-viewed game on Twitch earlier this year. Maybe Fallout 76 will see the same.
In our review, we said, "If you enjoy multiplayer games of this type and are willing to overlook the engine anomalies, you may find yourself rapidly addicted to the game's exploration density and loot systems. If you're easily frustrated by bugs and issues, you may want to sit tight a bit to see what Bethesda does to polish things up."
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