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After suffering what was arguably the most disastrous launch this console generation, many expected Fallout 76 to quickly go free-to-play in an effort to rope back in lost fans, but according to Bethesda, that ain’t happening.

The rumor that Fallout 76 would go free-to-play surfaced not long after launch, but it has recently picked up steam following reports of physical copies being pulled from stores. In frustration, fans have been lashing out at Bethesda about the publisher potentially making the game free after diehard fans all spent money on it, but in response to one of these comments, Bethesda confirmed there is no truth to the free-to-play rumor.

This is not to say Fallout 76 will never go free-to-play, just that it currently isn’t part of Bethesda’s strategy to repair Fallout’s reputation. Depending on how the game’s 2019 develops, free-to-play may end up being the game’s best bet if it wants to survive for more than a few months, but for now, we’ll have to wait and see what else the publisher and developer have in store.

Two of the studio’s recent strategies for repairing its relationship with the fanbase included punishing those who exploit the game’s bugs for an unfair advantage, and handing out free games to the dedicated fans that picked the game up last year.

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Source: PC Gamer


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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Fallout 76 is not going free-to-play anytime soon

Bethesda claims there is no truth behind recent rumors on its future plans for Fallout 76.

By Nick Plessas | 01/23/2019 03:30 PM PT

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After suffering what was arguably the most disastrous launch this console generation, many expected Fallout 76 to quickly go free-to-play in an effort to rope back in lost fans, but according to Bethesda, that ain’t happening.

The rumor that Fallout 76 would go free-to-play surfaced not long after launch, but it has recently picked up steam following reports of physical copies being pulled from stores. In frustration, fans have been lashing out at Bethesda about the publisher potentially making the game free after diehard fans all spent money on it, but in response to one of these comments, Bethesda confirmed there is no truth to the free-to-play rumor.

This is not to say Fallout 76 will never go free-to-play, just that it currently isn’t part of Bethesda’s strategy to repair Fallout’s reputation. Depending on how the game’s 2019 develops, free-to-play may end up being the game’s best bet if it wants to survive for more than a few months, but for now, we’ll have to wait and see what else the publisher and developer have in store.

Two of the studio’s recent strategies for repairing its relationship with the fanbase included punishing those who exploit the game’s bugs for an unfair advantage, and handing out free games to the dedicated fans that picked the game up last year.

Read More

Source: PC Gamer



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808