Fallout 76 Doesn’t “Mark the Future” Of Bethesda

It was made especially clear this past E3 that Bethesda has cemented themselves as a gaming industry titan worthy of rivaling the likes of Ubisoft and EA. Their quality games have made them a beloved publisher, and received a lot of positive buzz for the games they presented at E3. Perhaps the most ‘controversial’ title revealed was Fallout 76, which convinced many that it would be the future of Bethesda, and some even feared it meant the company was going back on their promise of dedication to single-player adventures. Luckily, Bethesda is here to set the record straight once more.

Todd Howard was recently interviewed by GamesIndustry.biz about Fallout 76 and the future of Bethesda as a whole. Howard was prompted by the interviewer about Fallout 76’s service-based structure, and how it lines up with more recent industry trends toward’s online-centric models for games. Regarding whether this would be the direction that all Bethesda games after Fallout 76, Howard had this to say:

It doesn’t mark the future. Corporately we’ve done a mix; people forget sometimes. Elder Scrolls online is one of the biggest online games in the world, we have Fallout Shelter which we keep updating, and Elder Scrolls: Legends. Anyone who has ever said ‘this is the future and this part of gaming is dead’ has been proven wrong every single time. We like to try it all. For a long time we wanted to try a multiplayer game and we had this idea. We shouldn’t be afraid. We should try it.”

This certainly seems like a strong sentiment, but a look at the more recent generations of gaming can help shed light on Howard’s reasoning. Many in the industry believed that single-player games would end with the rise of online gaming, yet Bethesda’s offline titles are selling as well as ever. Also, any business-savvy expert would agree that diversification of products is key to survival, as putting all eggs in one basket can be very risky. Keep in mind too that 76 is a spin-off, Fallout 5.which is why it wasn’t announced as

Bethesda has shown that no matter what genre they take their games to, they will deliver with creativity and quality fun. Bethesda definitely appears to have a bright future on the horizon. Hopefully that horizon is not lit by a mushroom cloud. What do you guys think about these comments from Todd Howard? Let us know in the comments below!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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