Bethesda Abandons Steam for Fallout 76 on PC

Bethesda Abandons Steam for Fallout 76 on PC

While these instances could suggest that Fallout 76 will come to Valve's service in time, Bethesda never indicated that this would happen.

Bethesda have revealed a few more details about the Fallout beta (or B.E.T.A.as they call it).

As you can see, Bethesda offered no reason for why the game wouldn't be on Steam but the answer seems pretty obvious: to make more money.

The FAQ also notes that there will be no NDA so players will be able to discuss, post screenshots, stream, etc. when they begin playing.

We're not totally sure of the scale of Fallout 76 outside of its very large and detailed map but hopefully, this is a sign of a really ambitious and meaty game otherwise, Bethesda risks showing all their cards significantly early.

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This is obviously big news, as Fallout 76 is effectively the first major Bethesda game to skip Steam. The company said on the FAQ page that any of the information it contains is "subject to change without notice".

The Fallout 76 beta will be available on PC via Bethesda.net, PS4, and Xbox One - just as the full game - with the last of the three getting early access thanks to Bethesda's long-term relationship with Microsoft.

"I and members of the studio regularly lurk, and it's been great to read through your questions and feedback".

Bethesda is offering the game for preorder through Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.

Jurassica added: "To clarify, everyone who pre-orders at a participating retailer will be included in the B.E.T.A".

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