The crash landing that marked the launch of Fallout 76 in 2018 is still in the memory of many players today – and also in the mind of Bethesda's boss Todd Howard. He found clear words for the disastrous release in a livestream with Xbox representatives. However, he also believes in a prosperous future under Microsoft.
Now it's official: The deal that makes Zenimax and thus Bethesda part of Microsoft is officially closed. Accordingly, games like Fallout and Skyrim are now Microsoft games – future sequels will primarily be developed for Xbox and PC, and will probably also be part of the Game Pass. The latter would definitely have helped the quality of Fallout 76, according to Todd Howard. The head of Bethesda spoke in a livestream conversation with Xbox executives about the infamous launch, which was marked by a legion of bugs, connection problems and security glitches.
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Launch of Fallout 76: Hardly anything that didn't go wrong
"When that game started, the litany of problems we had and we had let a lot of people down … well, there was hardly anything we hadn't screwed up. "says Howard about the launch. With the help of Microsoft, or rather Xbox, this should not happen again. As part of the Microsoft family, Bethesda games will be significantly better tested for quality at release, thanks to access to the Game Pass ecosystem. Public betas are much easier to provide this way.
Would be Fallout 76 (buy now ) So when it was part of Game Pass, Howard said, the first few months of the multiplayer wasteland would have looked different. The Bethesda boss had previously emphasized that he would prefer retrospectively provided more beta opportunities for gamers. Even before the release, the developers knew how bumpy the whole thing would be.
Fallout 76 has been part of Game Pass since July 2020 and, according to Todd Howard, is one of the most played games on Xbox.
You can watch the whole livestream on Youtube afterwards:
Source: PC gamer
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