Although a release date has yet to be announced, Bethesda has revealed one important piece of information about the upcoming public beta for Fallout 76.
Exclusive betas are backwards. Timed exclusive betas are just silly. What's the point?
Publisher will accept money been thrown at their face and they will lick the person shoe.
Did you read the article? They list the reason why it may be on x1 first. Or maybe the want I on the most powerful system first in the beta.
The purpose of a beta is for testing. It's only on X1 early due to marketing arrangements. When it's all said and done, Bethesda will still sell more copied on PS than on X1. It's only for the beta anyway. The full game release is the same for all platforms.
But its okay when the PS4 gets the betas first right???? If Xbox gets them shame on them! But when the PS4 gets RIGHT ON SONY!!!! Freaking hypocrits!
@PFFT did I mention PS4, hmmm? No, I did not. I am buying this on PC. So calm yourself, you snowflake.
Frankly, I couldn't care less which platform has beta access. I probably won't play the beta at all as I am not pre-ordering. I will wait to see what the game is like after beta and make a decision later on whether I purchase or not.
Lick those shoes and kiss my boot
Why is it anytime someone calls out some straight bull some fanboy has to go and say "but but but so and so does it" No its not ok whoever does it, stop being a corporate b*tch.
@PFFT - Yes, this shit sucks just as much when Sony does it. Believe it or not, not all of us PlayStation fans are fanboys.
@itsmebryan So the beta is only for One X? No? Then it has nothing to do with the 'most poweful console'...
@Team_Litt Agreed. Never made much sense to me. I cant see people going out to buy a console, just to play a beta. Beta testing was once about giving a developer feedback so that they could identify and locate issues as well as gather reception feedback. Cutting off - or limiting - a platform's beta is just stupid. It shouldn't be about exclusivity at all. Then again, I'm not a business man. I cant pretend to know the ins and outs of the pros and cons here. Though, speaking just as a consumer, I cant say I have any love for beta exclusives.
It really is a nonsense practice that is super anti-consumer. Microsoft and Bethesda should be ashamed of themselves. This is not something to brag about.
@Team_Litt I'm with you 110% on that. P.s. Team Harvey ftw ;)
@Team_Litt I'm with you on this too. It was the same thing last December with Monster Hunter World Exclusive beta on PS4, Sony and Capcom served a kick in the pants as well.
Pinkcroc I think outright exclusive betas are just the worst. SONY and CAPCOM deserve flak too!
@Teamlit Do you have proof that MS actually paid for this beta? And even if they did, what is the problem? You all gonna get to play the same finished product on the same day anyway. Funny that you talk about super anti-consumer with all the recent crossplay issues.
@kun Cross play "issue" I fixed that for you and it wasn't much of an issue to most people any way. But way to go full defensive fanboy as usual.
I agree, these kind of deals are stupid, considering a beta is to make the game stable on release (at least by definition) so why prioritize a debugging process on 1 console, such as a beta, and not the rest if the game will he the same price and same content? However, when Destiny had an exclusive beta and 1 year of content (that is part of the $60 game) locked from Xbox everyone said that is just how it is. Seems like this site changes opinion very quickly depending on the perp.
I said the same about monster Hunter on PlayStation as I own an Xbox and all the fanboys as usual disagreed which is pathetic. Personally I wish all this exclusivity bull crap would go and games get made for every console.
Maybe they want to start small?
The X1X got zero betas for MHW while Sony got 3, then the games comes out on both systems on the same day and the X1X online game play was $h1T...
What's the point of testing the PS version of a game when it will never play right anyways?
I agree with this, timed Exclusives and betas are a waste. The issue is that both companies do it. Monster hunter world for example received a beta and xbox never. At least with Fallout both PS4 and Xbox will get betas, but one will get it first. Overall though it is pointless practice that should stop.
"Timed exclusive betas are just silly. What's the point?" - and that is why you aren't a game marketer. You don't understand the point.
Well I can see if a developer wants time to work out bugs on specific consoles they can focus on one platform at a time.
I'm sure those extra 3 days will work out all the kinks! /s Firstly, it's a beta, bugs are expected, that's the whole point. Secondly, BS! This is a marketing deal pure and simple.
Who cares? Does it really bother you that much? It’s a beta...
Or you could look at this from a completely different glass half full perspective of, they need to test the network they could either let everyone on at same time maybe it crashes and no one gets to enjoy it, with the team being split up to try to get both systems working right. Let PS4 on first with is (as is brought up over and over again) >2x larger player base crash the servers and they don't get to enjoy it as long and also just made a negative first impression to 2x the potential customers. OR maybe they went for the smallest player base to test it out first and if it does crash the servers they disappointed the smallest amount of people. Xbox is the guinea pig. I mean seriously it's not like server issues in betas isn't normal. Lots of the betas that let the pre orders play a few days early before an open beta open to everyone have gone terribly wrong and pretty much negated the 2-3 day advantage.
“BS! This is a marketing deal pure and simple.” You’re talking like no console makers has ever have marketing deal with devs.
Xbox One is the beta console. They get all the unfinished games first!
This is the first time Xbox One had an exclusive beta unless you're counting Early Access section which Xbox gamers can purchase at a discounted price before they inflate their game when it leaves early access. What about PlayStation 4 with Black ops 3 beta, Monster Hunter World beta, Destiny beta etc...
Shhh you're making sense
I think you missed the undelining tone of sarcasm and insult. He literally called the ENTIRE console the beta console with unfinished buggy games... You know like SoD and SoT... I don't agree with him but it was a freaking JOKE!
his comment went way over you're head, along with everyone else that voted you up... lmao.. i hope one day people will actually wake up and actually get clue at least gh05t got it, and even he got donwvoted.. lmao cluless no wonder they get shafted
@ghost If that was a joke then I’m not laughing. You aren’t supposed to explain a joke anyway.
@Kun_ADR "If that was a joke then I’m not laughing" Me either as I am an Xbox gamer but that still doesnt mean it wasnt a joke. Just because you dont laugh at something does not mean it is not funny to others (or people that can take a joke and laugh at themselves even if they dont agree because you know ITS A JOKE). "You aren’t supposed to explain a joke anyway." Agreed, I shouldn't have had to explain such an easy insult/joke to people especially on this site where the majority is PS4 owners who insult Xbox all day long but still missed his clever insult thinking it was a complement to Xbox.
Yeah hear the brittish man speak. Brexit went well, now didn’t it? Heard Robinson is still in shackles.
I wonder what Phil has to say about this? Wasn't he against these kind of prctices?
phil tends to say alot of things until he does the same things he is against and than its all good
Don’t forget all of the trashtalking in between.
What you are referring to is what Phil said about console specific content that doesn't appear on other systems, like the Destiny PS4 only extras. To my knowledge, he never said anything about consoles getting games or dlc first. https://gamerant.com/phil-c...
That content made its way to Xbox, too...
Ahhh ziggy, he's trying to prove his wrong point.
XBox invented this bullsh*t. Phil isn't some holy saviour of a dying brand.
They surely didn't invent any of this. This practice came before MS even had a console.
Phil hates it when Sony keep some destiny content exclusive for a year, such things are beneath him. Buying an entire game like RoTR and PUBG for a year or more? That's somehow better.
They didn't buy pubg first. It is an early access game and Sony doesn't do early access. As for rotr Microsoft funded and helped the game with development. Similar to what Sony did with street fighter except they bought street fighter and made it an exclusive, sold the game bare bones basically an early access game but charged full price.
He is against exclusive CONTENT in multi platform games and locking out from other platform users from said content. There is a difference.
And why The Division have Exclusive content first on Xbox One ? I can see this happen again with Fallout 76. The thing is that MS and Sony want their third party exclusive content on their platform. Phil Spencer can’t stop it and he has to accept it.
A game is content. edit: also, PUBG will have content not available on PS4 once that game makes its way out of the early access period.
@UCForce You sound slow.
Boo!!!! But whatever
They want decent servers to test fair enough, plus more likely to get an online player on xbox.
Over 30m PS+ subscribers vs about 30m x1's sold altogether. So no, not more likely to get an online player on Xbox.
You know how many consoles are out for each brand right? Then think more before you just talk....
Yeah I can totally understand that with all of those 15-year old plebs screaming in their mics.
Game will use the same servers regardless of platform. Bethesda is running them. All that the consoles do is matchmaking, which isn't a server side issue.
Really if you guys have so many players how come you're all up Sony's ass to allow crossplay?
Do people still think this is the ps3 era where Xbox servers were better ?
I'll definitely try it out on "DA X" but I don't think I'll get this game because I'm not really into multiplayer titles.
Let's put it on the platform where less will play it
And you know this for a fact???? How do you know where the game will be played most??
Probably because the PS4s install base is a lot larger than XB1s. It's normal to assume that the game will get played most there.
But it’s a shooter and I thought that’s all xbox players play? /s
Not worth it to throw sarcastic comments about the only type of genre you get to play over there. It’s distateful to hit yourself in the face mate.
Im pretty sure that is the actual point. Its a beta test, why would you test with a LARGER group before testing to see what happens with a smaller group first.
I can think of a million reasons why you would want to test with more.
Xbox is my favorite platform but I've said this before and I'll say it again. Timed exclusivity,exclusives are anti gamer!
Just fanning the console war flames
Yaaaay. Console wars.