Those still looking to secure their spot in the beta can pre-order Fallout 76 now at Mighty Ape.More news: British tourist given £35k fine after driving at 150mph through Dubai
We know that Fallout 76, the latest in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic shooter series, will be an always-online multiplayer game set in West Virginia. In addition, players are able to make videos, take screenshots, and stream their experiences. Steam is the largest digital distribution platform on Windows machines, with well over 150 million users worldwide. In a follow up e-mail to PCGamer, Bethesda confirmed the lack of a Steam release. Fallout 76 will first launch as the BETA, which Bethesda plans to be the full game with progress saved to continue under the official launch. Still, it's a noteworthy move to skip Steam in part because the previous Fallout games were released on Valve's store. Market intelligence company SuperData believes "Fortnite's" success - along with the popularity of voice and text chat app Discord - is encouraging other publishers to break from Steam.
"I and members of the studio regularly lurk, and it's been great to read through your questions and feedback. We hope you join us!"More news: Oscars introduce new award for outstanding popular film
Bethesda is offering the game for preorder through Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.
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According to the beta FAQ page, "the B.E.T.A".