Bethesda sold “Power Armour Edition” with canvas bag init when Fallout 76 launched, at $199. But what customers got was cheap-looking nylon bag.
To the respond of fans disappointment, Bethesda apologized and promised to give affected customers 500 Atoms – which is $5 worth of Fallout 76‘s in game currency – as compensation. Which was not enough to compensate fans disappointment, and ironically, it wan’t even enough to buy the in-game version of the outfit that comes with the canvas bag, which costs 700 Atoms.
In the interview with Metro UK, Bethesda‘s SVP of global marketing Pete Hines expressed the studio’s interest in the lifespan of their games. And said Fallout 76 will have infinite timeline.
“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. Now what that content is gonna be, and what that’s gonna look like, I’m not sure.”
At the interview with IGN, in QuakeCon, 2018Bethesda’s Senior VP of Marketing & Communication Pete Hines discussed why they’re not releasing Fallout 76 on Steam and future Bethesda’s title release on Steam.
“We did not announce all future Bethesda games will not be on Steam. That is not what we said. We said this game (Fallout 76) will be available exclusively on Bethesda.net.”
“We haven’t decided on anything else […] it’s an online, ongoing game. We feel like the best way for us to provide the best experience and service to our customers is to be dealing with them directly, and not through someone else.”
In short, Fallout 76 is not releasing on Steam because they want to service directly, for better player experience. And future title release is not yet decided.