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Last week Bethesda confirmed that for their upcoming Fallout 76 game, it will not be launched on Steam. Given how there are plenty of Bethesda games on Steam, this did raise some eyebrows as we’re sure some wondered if this could spell the end of Bethesda’s games launching on Valve’s gaming portal.

However for those who prefer buying their games through Steam, you’ll be pleased to learn that that won’t be the case. Speaking during QuakeCon, Bethesda’s Pete Hines clarified that the decision to launch Fallout 76 outside of Steam was not an indication that Bethesda will be skipping Steam launches completely moving forwards.

According to Hines, “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.’” He also states that one of the reasons is because they want to keep the game closer to them, so that in the event that something goes wrong, it will be easier to troubleshoot.

He said, “There are some different things that have happened or have come up where having everyone work directly with you does make things a little easier in terms of talking to your player base, having them talk to you. I am 100% sure I know whose fault it is and whose problem it is when you’re having an issue with the game: it’s ours.”

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