It was confirmed that Fallout 76 is going to be Bethesda.Net exclusive. However, that is no longer the case. Fallout 76 is available to pre-order from the official Microsoft Store. It seems Bethesda and Microsoft may have come to terms over the distribution of Fallout 76 PC.
If you head over to the official Microsoft Store, the game is currently available to pre-order on PC. Buyers can order the base game as well as Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition from the official Microsoft Store.
Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a real person. Work together, or not, to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Tricentennial Edition includes bonus in-game power armor and weapon customization, outfits, decorations, and an emote.
Fallout 76 is releasing on November 14 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Players can pre-order the Xbox version from Microsoft Store as well. Bethesda quite clearly stated that Fallout 76 is exclusive to Bethesda.net so it is unclear what’s going on. Also, there are no concrete plans for how future Bethesda releases are going to be handled.
We did not announce ‘all future Bethesda games will not be on Steam’. That is not what we said. We said ‘this game will be available exclusively on Bethesda.net.
It would be interesting to see if they choose not to release future games on Steam but making them available on Microsoft Store. The base game is available for $59.99 while the special edition is going for $79.99.
Set in West Virginia, the new Fallout game is going to offer a multiplayer-centric experience to the player. While the community is positive about the setting of the game, Superman star Henry Cavill doesn’t share the same opinions.