Fallout 76’s Controversial Launch Discussed By Todd Howard
Fallout 76 undeniably had a difficult game launch, even moreso than your typical lovable buggy Bethesda title, with the gravitas of the title’s initial issues being easily comparable to the recently released BioWare title Anthem. Recently, national treasure Todd Howard opened up about Fallout 76’s controversial launch, revealing that there was a lot of trouble behind the scenes before the game saw the light of day.
The news comes by way of a recent panel at PAX East, wherein executive producer Todd Howard stated that there were “a lot of difficulties” while developing the latest entry in the popular post-apocalyptic series. “We knew that we were going to have a lot of bumps coming out with the game, and we definitely had some, some of them a lot harder than we anticipated, Howard said. “And this was a very new and different project for us.”
To be honest, we had a lot of difficulties during development and sometimes those difficulties do show up on the screen. You never want them to. We grew the studio, we’re four different studios now in North America…And this was a game that really took a ton of people across those four studios coming together to make work.”
All in all it was a heartfelt message by Howard, though he did not elaborate further on what some of the difficulties were. Instead, he confirmed once again that Bethesda is committed to Fallout 76, stating that “there’s a lot of cool content coming,” likely referring to the upcoming Wild Appalachia content and beyond.
Fallout 76 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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