Fallout 76 Will Last “Forever,” Says Pete Hines
With the game’s massive map and always-on multiplayer, Fallout 76 is shaping up to be the most ambitious title in the popular series from Bethesda. Even still, it appears that the publisher’s ambitions seem to go quite far into the future, as Bethesda VP Pete Hines has revealed that the game will last “forever.”
The startling news comes from a recent interview with Metro, wherein Hines is asked how long the game developers plan on keeping the lights on for Fallout 76. Hines’ immediate answer is, unironically, “forever.” “I’m not being ironic. Like, forever,” Hines confirms. “Because other people have said, ‘Is your timeline two years or five years?’ And I said, ‘Well, they’re still playing Fallout 4 and Skyrim. Those games have been out for four and seven years, and there are literally hundreds of thousands of people playing those games every single day, every single month.”
So Fallout 76, our timeline is in perpetuity. Now what that content is gonna be, and what that’s gonna look like, I’m not sure. Part of our thing is we need to get people in the game and see how they respond. We’ve even taken this approach for past DLC. I don’t know if you remember Fallout 3? The big consumer reaction when we launched that game was that they were all upset that it had an ending. And we were like, ‘All the previous games had an ending! We thought we were sticking to what that franchise is…’ But they didn’t want an ending and we had a couple of DLCs in the works but the third one we did we were like, ‘Well, we need a DLC that removes the ending of the game and allows you to continue on’.”
Pete Hines closes out that particular question by saying, rather mysteriously, that while they have “some ideas for this and that,” Bethesda will wait to see what people want more of, which honestly is the best response one can possibly get from a game developer. “Let’s see what they respond to and support that.”
Fallout 76 launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 14th, 2018.
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