Bethesda is gearing up to support Fallout 76 “forever” according to an interview with Pete Hines. The timeline for the game is going to be “in perpetuity”, but it’s not yet clear what all the content is going to be. Regardless, Bethesda is clearly aiming to keep the live service going for a good, long time.
Bethesda seems primed to keep the Fallout 76 party going for as long as they possibly can. Pete Hines, vice president of PR and marketing at Bethesda recently had an interview with Metro. During the interview, he was asked about how long Fallout 76, a live service if there ever was one, was going to last. His first answer is as clear and ambitious as one word can possibly be: “Forever.” And, looking at Bethesda’s track record of game longevity, I don’t find this to be too much of a stretch.
Pete Hines hit on the same point in the interview. He said: “…people have said, ‘Is your timeline two years or five years?’ And I said, ‘Well, they’re still playing Morrowind and you go online and look at how many people are playing Fallout 4 and Skyrim. Those games have been out for four and seven years, and there are literally hundreds of thousands of people playing those games every single day, every single month. So Fallout 76, our timeline is in perpetuity.”
Hines went on to talk about how fans have demanded, since Fallout 3, that the games basically never end. That’s exactly what they want to go for with Fallout 76. He, however, didn’t reveal what all that content is going to be, saying: “We have some ideas for this and that, but let’s see what people want more of. Let’s see what they respond to and support that.” That sounds pretty interesting; we’ll see how it’s going to pan out. Fallout 76 is coming out on November 14th, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.