Just seen an interview Bethesda’s Todd Howard that has made me really quite angry. The controversial bit is about Fallout 76 (as you might guess) and he says, and I quote, ‘We were ready for…a lot of those difficulties that ended up on the screen. We knew, hey look, this is not the type of game that people are used to from us and we’re going to get some criticism on it. A lot of that is very well-deserved criticism.’
Is it just me or is that a disgusting attitude to take? He’s basically admitting that they knew it was a mess, knew it wouldn’t review well (i.e. that it was terrible), and released it anyway. The plan was apparently just to fix it as they go and assume everyone would wait around for it – after having paid for it at launch of course.
The game was a flop, deservedly, but someone I bet they’ve got enough hardcore fans that they didn’t lose much money from it, if at all. So will they have learned their lesson? Will anyone else have been paying attention and learned? Somehow I doubt it.
With E3 coming up I was contemplating going back to the game to see if it had improved, but I just don’t think I can bring myself to do it. I’m only upset I didn’t buy it on disc so I could’ve sold. I feel conned and I’d be interested to see if anyone that did go back to it feels any other way.Lepton