Over the last couple of weeks, players across PC, Xbox One and PS4 have had a few chances to try the game out and on Thursday we'll have the last call for pre-release gameplay.
Fallout 76 is the first Fallout game that has multiplayer online and requires an active internet connection to play. This begs the question of the life of the game among several others. But Bethesda isn't concerning themselves with this at the moment and believes that Fallout 76 will run uninterrupted for ages to come.
We're not the only ones thinking the above either, and to make matters worse there's now hacking concerns for the game which were brought to light by Reddit user "teetharejustdone" in a thread where he/she explains the potential holes in the Fallout 76 code. One thing that players of either side of the ideological divide will share in Fallout 76's current beta however, is a hefty download to fix numerous bugs that were discovered in the game recently. The notes say: "Launching a Nuke will now complete the "I Am Become Death" Quest for all teammates". How long has WoW been up now? The issues mainly revolve around the fact that at the moment there are no server checks to limit what players can and can't do, something most online games include.
There is a lot of merit to what Hines is saying. Shifting business models and means of playing games - such as subscription and cloud-based services - are just one of the topics that we will be covering at the January 21st and 22nd event. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you'll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Marketing tactic or not, it is nice of Bethesda to be so optimistic.
"We will keep going as long as people keep playing it and it shows no sign of slowing down". "Once we get to private servers or whatever happens in the years following; I don't know. But this is a massive franchise and Bethesda commitment to it is never-ending".
Players now on the Fallout 76 beta are now download quite a large update.