GameZone writes: "With everything we have seen and heard about Fallout 76 so far, it seems that Bethesda is creating another cash cow like Elder Scrolls Online."
I have no doubt it will get monetized in a way similar to Elder Scrolls Online. The whole thing disgusts me, whether it turns into yet another Battle Royale or not.
Absolutely. This will be a Bethesda cash grab game as a service nonsense.
This "article" is so stupid, poor and baseless that I find amusing how people can get caught ... Keep click on this terrible stuff! Seriously, how is it possible to even imagine that a game like F76 is a glorified battleroyal !? Does this person know how a Battle Royal works (even vaguely) ?
What gets me is... Their games are not built for MP. Battle system is schit for MP. Schit for SP as well but you can play at your own pace so its not as big a deal.
I never liked the idea of Fallout 76 from the start
Have they done no research into what this game is? You have to opt into PvP FFS. That's the complete opposite to what BR is.
What do you mean you have to "opt into PVP"? It's my understanding that players are all in the world and if someone feels like shooting at you and taking your stuff then they can. Is that not right? Because if it is, then that isn't exactly "opting into" it.
Corn dog you can kill someone once but if they fail to retaliate they get put into some kind of passive mode which is absolutely ridiculous considering it's a post apocalyptic wasteland lol.
The truth is that enough ppl will buy this, and enough of them will get hooked that it will be worth it. I have friends that spend $100/month on ESO and others much more. It’s a really good mmo, but it’s all they have played since it’s release. This is what they are aiming for because the amount made from micros squashes the amount made from selling a game one time to 10x as many ppl. And I will bet you will even be able to buy skill card packs.
Bethesda will most likely turn this game into a service, releasing multiple DLCs, in-game purchases and "expansions" down the line. Basically making it a Fallout version of ESO.
They said free DLC due to cosmetic microtransactions. https://comicbook.com/gamin... announced back in June.
Not all that intrigued. I'm kinda losing interest in their Fallout universe after how lackluster 4 was
FO3 and New Vegas have set the bar WAY too high.
I didn't love Fallout 4 but at least it was a proper single player Fallout game.
Agreed, I waited years to play F4 and was disappointed when I played it. It just didn't have that same impact as 3 or New Vegas had. And even though I'm still interested in '76, I'm not as pumped as I could have been because 4 was terrible and this seems to be a MMO type game that's a prequel to the past games. Can't stand when games go back instead of forward.
Agreed. I was literally forcing myself to finish F4 just to move on to the next game...Now all we hear about 76 is literally 10 steps back. Bethesda is risking too much with their biggest IP.
Wow something we agree on entirely, this game strike so many of my negative check boxes it's ridiculous and I was so hyped for FO4 after 3 and NV and I was let down harder than a choke slam. Too bad really but theirs alot of great games on the horizon so no loss really.
The universe is great. Just the game hasn't really changed at all since #3.
I actually loved 4 yes we do exist but I hate mp only games reminds me of when gta v launched and online launched and stole the show rockstar then ignored single player mode
I hope Fallout 76 flops.. don’t want them to ruin future games with this online only bs.If they want to add online multiplayer then it should be optional.
They have how many single player games? Wth are you getting mad about? Play something else. You hope it flops? What an ignorant thing to say. All because you dont want to play it. Wtf has gotten into people?
That is today's world. "I don't like it, therefore you can't like it either." This country is going to shit thanks to people like this.
I agree. Its not like we are starving for good single player games. Its not like Bethesda suddenly release only MP game either. New Doom and Rage are coming, and they all feature SP campaign.
There have always been people like this.
@ King_Noctis: Bethesda Softworks and Bethesda Studios are two completely different companies. People want Bethesda STUDIOS to make SP games. And why can't he cheer for a game fail? For each lost sale of this game, the chances for new AAA SP games increase.
Nobody asked for this game.
I never did.. But with MP gaming as big as it is, Bethesda wants in.. We consumers make these choices with our wallets.
Wallet? Did you just assume my gender!?
@thrashmouth lol sorry.
True, but nobody asked for new IPs to come out as well. How do you know if a game is a success or a failure unless they try first.
Yeah forget all the people trying to mod in multiplayer into ES and Fallout Series. No one has ever asked them when they would make a co-op game, there has never been a question presented to them about it... Oh wait... Basically has had this question brought up every time they release a new game since ES Morrowind.
If the gaming industry only do what we ask them to do then we’ll never get new things.
Pretty sure people have been trying to mod multiplayer into elder scrolls and fallout games since forever
If you don't like the game don't buy it.
Oh man, if only people listened to this, instead of jumping on social media to spread their opinion like it's the only thing that matters. No one can just move on in silence.
Exactly. I will be trying the beta since all the other survival games like ark, rust etc haven’t got me to buy in yet. But I will give fallout 76 a chance at doing it. It’s not a battle royale game. Those games don’t have my interest at all.
I loved Fallout 4, and I will be the first to admit that the engine seems abysmal for a multiplayer experience.
How is it anything like a battle royal if there are only 24 players and they are spread across a map that is 4x bigger than Fallout 4 (I think that is what they said) I mean, if that is accurate, you could probably play for hours without even seeing another player.
I'm really surprised that I had to scroll this far down into the comments section to see someone question Fallout 76's relationship to that of battle royale. To add to your point, Bethesda already said it's not going to be a free for all: “It is important to note this is not just a full on PvP game,” Hines explained. “Where you get in the world and everyone shoots everyone. It’s more like a challenge to another player.” Hines added that "you can’t just let things go unfettered." What specific limitations or systems will Bethesda put in place to keep players from ruining the game for one another? Some of the specifics are still taking shape, but Hines confirmed a few: you won't lose progress or loot when you die to another player for instance, and you can respawn far away if you don't want to get caught in a ganking loop. But if you do want to get your hands dirty “there is a revenge thing you can opt into and try to go head-to-head.” Source: https://www.gamesradar.com/...
Sorry, but still shit.
@ Gahl1k That's not my point and you know it. Why would the author write about something that's clearly not true? Seriously, if it doesn't look good to you then so be it but don't be ignorant about the fact that this author is spreading FUD and the truth was easily researchable. God of War is $#!+ as far as I'm concerned so to each their own, but why do you have to act like a jerk and obfuscate the point I'm making? At least my point about Fallout '76 is based on facts... unlike that of the author of this article.
I guess this person didnt actually read/watch and interviews with the developers. If they did they would know that they said that all future DLC would be free because of the cosmetic microtransactions. https://comicbook.com/gamin... announced back in June
Yeah, it doesn't seem like they read anything about the game at all before forming an opinion or they wouldn't have likened it to a battle royale game in the first place.
Not interested anyway won’t be buying.
if i cant play without getting harrased by the pvp freaks this fallout 76 is not for me
They have already said you can play solo if you want. I don't know any details on how it works, but they definitely said that.
@si-fly Far and few between. you'll probably die as often as you do in a normal game of fallout.
Yes they did. I'm left wondering why so many people are hating on this game when they don't have a clue what it's about? "Todd Howard, who hosted the Fallout segment, stated that the title can be enjoy “solo”, but the “easiest way to enjoy the game is with others.” Single-players, then, will have a complete, but more difficult experience. Describing the game as “softcore survival,” Howard went on to explain that 76 will have a bigger focus on survival aspects, with multiplayer involving “dozens” of other people. Howard went on to explain that Bethesda is ensuring that the number of people players can play online with suits the lore of Fallout, prioritising co-operative play over a massively-multiplayer approach. Howard was also quick to reiterate that Bethesda enjoys the solo aspect of its content. 76, then, much like Anthem, is simultaneously selling itself as a single and multi-player experience." Source: https://www.onlysp.com/fall... @ Sy-Fly Nice language, first of all. Second, don't comment if you're going to be and ignorant fool: “It is important to note this is not just a full on PvP game,” Hines explained. “Where you get in the world and everyone shoots everyone. It’s more like a challenge to another player.” Source: https://www.gamesradar.com/...
All that basically means is that the primary game focus will be on online coop experience. If you wish to play the game entirely solo you will have difficulty with many game mechanics. They wont be impossible to accomplish however - the game content isnt geared towards traditional single player experience. The same idea behind the Anthem. Like it or not that's the approach Bethesda has with Fallout 76. Personally, that's not my cup of tea.
Didnt read the article, but it's a co-op game with the option to PVP. Not a PvP game with the option to co op. You have to proposition someone to PVP otherwise you do severely decreased damaged to the person, and then get a bounty put on your head as long as they don't attack you. Honestly I don't like co op games. I do like PvP games with the option to co op, but as far as Bethesda has said this is not that.
told u so when everybody gamegasmed when this ToaS was announced. bethesda has fallen wayyyyy from grace a long time ago. most people didn’t notice because they were busy thinking fallout 4 was any good.
Can "journalists" stop defending themselves in their articles please. "...before you all just swear at me in the comments section below hear me out." How about you just state your opinion and stop worrying about the reactions. Otherwise stop stating your opinion. But stop assuming and deflecting before you have even started. I am sick of this trend, its amateur hour at best. If you have a good opinion piece then write it regardless of the backlash you may think you will get. This is the crap I expect in a comment section not from the author in the piece. Okay now that that part is over lets talk about your terrible points... "Those of you who have played it will know that it is rotten to the core with in-game purchases in the form of crates that offer cosmetics for your character along with mounts and pets. Some armor styles are also locked behind these crates so if you want to experience the basics of the game then you will have to pay." So everyone who plays ESO knows that the game is rotten to the core? The assumption made here is laughable. Next part crates offer cosmetics, mounts, and pets... So, not a ton that affects gameplay? Now If I do remember correctly since it has been a long while since I played the crates do come with items that make your mounts faster allowing you to travel faster but that isnt even stated, and only someone who plays would know that. Also complaining that new content costs money is kind of astonishing. Unless otherwise stated almost every games new content costs money. In what scenario are we defaulting that new content will be free? When has the DLC will be free overtaken the amount of DLC is paid for scenarios? I also have a problem with someone wearing COD clothing complaining about being charged for all DLC and basically game after game that is relatively the same. "They have not updated their engine since the stone age and things look dated and run poorly which brings down the overall experience." Granted the engine does look aged but it has gotten many "updates" over the years. You over exaggerating just shows how weak your real points are and that means the "just hear me out" part was WORTHLESS because you are being disingenuous. "Think about it. You are in this large open world hub with other players trying to kill you, or not. What genre does that sound like?" It sounds like almost every MMO I have every played. Oh im sorry was I supposed to say Battle Royale, my bad I guess it just slipped my mind that I can name way more MMO's tha BR games that fit that description. Or just survival horror games in general you know, No one called H1Z1 a BR game until they implemented it. And since Fallout is a game about a post apocalypse and surviving the wasteland it FITS RIGHT IN, its not tacked on, like you make it out to be. "...give into Bethesda's take on battle royale." Again it is their take on survival game not BR. How old is this author? TL:DR This article is written by someone who has no objective point of view and just clearly doesnt like Bethesda. Their only reasoning for the whole article can be boiled down to "ESO exists, therefore Fallout76 will probably be like that, and I dont like ESO." Holy crap I looked it up, this guy is the EDITOR at the website. Somehow I feel like he missed some major education in journalism.
You actually agree with the guy but it isn't whole big of a deal for you. "Sure it sounds like every other MMO" - Yes it does, so no thanks!
That is where you are wrong. I was replying directly to HIS view of the game which sounds like every MMO not BR game. I don't agree with his description of the game. I was literally answering his question based on the parameters he defined. His parameters are clearly wrong as he is leaving out details that have already been addressed by Bethesda and completely ignoring them.
My bad, you agree with Bethesda. This Fallout reminds me of a game called Rust..and Aqua.
I dont know that I really agree with anyone but I know I dont agree with this author. Yes to me it seems more like a survival game like RUST but with less PvP consequences.
I thought the new fallout looked more the same from #4 with tacked on multiplayer. That's where I began to have concerns and I doubt I'd pick it up.
is the writer saying all pvp is battle royale? "Think about it. You are in this large open world hub with other players trying to kill you, or not. What genre does that sound like?" seems kind of the new click bait formula to say *insert game with online feature* is battle royale. I dont think the writer has seen anything on FO76 that the general public hasnt already and nothing screams battle royale to me. Also they've said before that DLC expansions will be free. And "heavy" micro transactions are all cosmetic. I get it, i wouldnt want online features to take away from a great single player experience but this isnt supposed to take the place of a single player FO game. its only been 3 years since FO4. lets get mad when ES6 is only online not at a FO spin-off.
I was worried ever since they said no npc's
This company needs to go, just boycott. They are not interested in gamers they are interested In your money.
Eh... I could name a bunch of publishers that are a lot worse than Bethesda when it comes to anti-consumer practices. Sure they have their fair share of bullshit like creation club, ESO dlc and overpriced re-releases of old games but they are also publishing some awesome single player games with no strings attached at the same time. If Bethesda "needs to go" than a lot of other publishers need to go before them and we end up with barely any video game industry left. Those publisher shouldn't go, they should change.
No shit?of course they also are jumping on that bandwagon.
But there are only 24 player in a map that is 4X the size of Fallout 4. How can that be a battle royale game? Plus you can always opt out of PvP anytime you want.
I doubt it'll be another BR but just another broken mess of game made by BGS except this time its an online RPG as opposed to an offline one.
Absolutely pointless article. No, this will not be a typical Fallout experience; only an idiot or an ignoramus would be expecting that. No, it's not a battle royale; the point of the game isn't to kill every player. Judge it by the standards of its genre. I have put a lot of hours into games in the same vein, and enjoyed and hated them in equal measure. If the balance is right, it'll be great for fans of the genre. Just to reiterate, this article... Made me die inside.
So much negativity. I hope this game does really well. I genuinely want the best for it, and I hope it's fun. Yes, it's not SP, but they're trying something new, and whether it's Bethesda seeing a trend and going for a cash grab or not, let's all give it a chance.
I know it seems the game is trash before anyone has played it. People on youtube are already making videos of how bad the game is and how they are not going to buy it. This happens too much these days.
Sorry, late reply. Exactly - and the opposite happens too! Cyberpunk and RDR 2 better be PERFECT or they simply won't live up to the insane hype they've got surrounding them...YouTubers certainly don't help...I used to make videos and do the same thing :/
I can't wait to see how many bugs this game will have.
Probably wait for reviews by professionals