Well, 2018 has been an interesting year for the video games industry, especially, due to the fact that the gaming community stood together. Gamers came together to make sure predatory practices from video game devs and publishers aren’t forgiven. Companies like EA, Activision Blizzard, and most recently Bethesda were taught a lesson, a lesson they will, hopefully, use to better themselves.
Hardcore Bethesda fans aren’t happy about how a large portion of the community is bashing Fallout 76. In fact, you can’t access the game’s subreddit without being approved by an admin, it’s a way to control the narrative, one that didn’t work very well.
But to hardcore fans and those criticizing Bethesda, I would like to say, this is all for the best. Bethesda lost a lot of money and money is the only language these companies speak. No matter how much you love this company and its games, deep down even the most hardcore fan-base knows there are serious issues with Fallout 76, its engine, and Bethesda overall.
Things need to change and this failure is great and makes me hopeful for the future. Especially, The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield. Starfield is Bethesda’s magnum opus, it is the first new IP they have created in over a decade. And while the game is reportedly using the same engine as Fallout 76, Bethesda will either be forced to make drastic changes to its engine or use a new one entirely.
Same goes for The Elder Scrolls 6.
Even if neither of these things happens, we can at least be sure that Bethesda will think twice before releasing a glitched game, it isn’t charming anymore Todd!
The community can bring real change by hitting these companies where it hurts, their bank accounts. We did bring change to Battlefront 2 and we will do the same with Bethesda’s development practices.