Fallout 76 Won’t Be On Steam
There have been a lot of discussions over the years about the role Steam plays in the digital distribution arena. Lots of people are okay with Steam because they see Valve as a “good guy”. Others are not okay with Steam because they feel Valve has a monopoly on PC digital distribution. The solution is typically that monopolies can be broken up with more competition. But how do you create more competition when it’s hard to get a full-fledged digital storefront off the ground in a legitimate way? Well, instead of looking at a third-party distributor to answer that question, you might look at fellow publishers. Bethesda recently announced that Fallout 76 will not be coming to Steam. That’s right, the game will be skipping out on appearing on Valve’s popular digital storefront and will instead only release on PC through Bethesda’s own proprietary launcher.