Bethesda will support Fallout 76 as long as they can
Recently, Pete Hines of Bethesda sat down with Gamespot to discuss the future of Fallout 76. Interestingly, Pete mentioned that they plan to support the online portion of the game until they physically can’t.
As we know, online-based games have a short shelf life and seeing companies now push that shelf life is daring.
“How long is Fallout 76 going to be up? Forever. I don’t know how to give an answer other than that. It’s not like anybody makes a game and goes, ‘Well this is going to make it for 10 years if we’re lucky.’ Nobody thinks that way. How long has WoW been up now? Is that game planning to sunset in a year? I seriously doubt it” said Pete Hines.
“We’re going to keep going as long as people keep playing it and it shows no sign of slowing down. Once we get to private servers or whatever happens in the years following; I don’t know. Maybe there’s a point where it doesn’t matter. But … this is a massive franchise and a massive undertaking, and our commitment to it is it is never-ending, and that it continues on an ongoing basis”
Interestingly, Pete Hines also mentions that the game wasn’t forced to be online based.
“It’s down to our devs and the kinds of experiences they want to create that will really drive what we make as opposed to, ‘X percent of our games have to have a heavy emphasis on single-player or be only single-player.’ That’s silly and arbitrary. What does Arkane want to make next? What does BGS want to make next? Let’s focus those things and how excited we get. And if we are, we feel like everybody else will.”
Of course, we’ll have to find out after the game’s November 14th release if it will still run into our elderly years. Comment below on what you think of Fallout 76 being online for a long time. Also, if you liked this article why not share it on social media. In other news, Rick and Morty will stream Fallout 76.