Like many other big games, it will soon launch Fallout 76 to contain microtransactions. But Bethesda's chief Pete Hines does…
Like many other big games, it will soon launch Fallout 76 to contain microtransactions. But Bethesda’s chief Pete Hines does not want you to worry about them. Speaking to GameSpot at PAX Aus stressed Hines that Bethesda only offers cosmetics to buy with real money, not things that can affect the gig.
This is an important point because Fallout 76, unlike previous items in the series, is a multiplayer-focused game where players can head-to-head with other human combatants. Being able to buy better weapons can throw away the balance and allow players to pay to win, essentially Hines said.
Fallout 76’s microtransactions come in the form of Atoms that you can buy with real money in the Atomic Shop or unlock through games. Bethesda has not yet announced the prism of Atomis, but whatever has happened, Hines said that Bethesda will reward players with lots of atoms to complete certain tasks and goals in the wilderness.
“If you do not want to spend money in the Atom store for cosmetic things you do not need. We’ll give you a shot of Atoms just to play the game,” Hines says. “People who want to spend money on anything in hell are for that they do not have enough atoms, they can, but they are not, “I’m playing better against other players because I spent money.” It’s not pay-to-win. And it’s not loose boxes. “Hines continued to say that Bethesda has always tried to be” on the right side of the line “when it comes to microtransaction systems within their games. Hines acknowledged that it could be a” fairly ambiguous line “, but the studio has always strived for to avoid situations that feel like money. Like other publishers, Bethesda has learned the best way to follow industry trends and collect feedback from players.
Fallout 76s DLC packages, whatever form they end up taking, will be completely free. is a change in the franchise pace because Bethesda previously sold a lot of additional content for games like Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. Give Fallout 76’s extra content away for free, hopefully players will feel they are not exploited by Hines said.
“All Content We Ever Put Out For Fallout 76 ̵
1; All DLC, All Post-launch Things – Will Be Free. It is important. And to say the Atomic store is cosmetic stuff. To make sure people understand – see there is a line. There are people who have crossed it, but we will stay on the right side of it when it comes to the things you can spend money on and how these things work and what you get for your $ 60, says Hines. “You know, when they post new content or features or anything, I get those stuff for free. It feels right.”
Everyone who orders Fallout 76 on Xbox One gets 500 Atom instantly, but how much value this really offers will not be done until Bethesda reveals the cost of gaming in the game. Microsoft’s partnership with Bethesda goes on as the company also releases a 1TB Xbox One X bundle that comes with a copy of Fallout 76.
It seems that Bethesda follows the model of games like Overwatch and Fortnite by allowing only Players to spend real money on cosmetics, not things or abilities that actually affect the game. 2017s Star Wars: Battlefront II originally introduced a microtransaction system that enabled players to spend real money on items and weapons that actually impacted the game. After a rebellious, Electronic Arts and Developer DICE Reverse Course, and now the game can only let you buy cosmetics.
Another feature of this story is how Fallout 76’s new perk system delivers them via Perk Cards. After this was announced, many wondered if players could buy these with real money. But Bethesda confirmed that it will not allow players to spend real money to get new benefits.
Fallout 76 starts November 14 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Players who pre-order can start playing early through beta-test sessions for a limited time. all progress is moving forward. In other news, Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 76 will not start on Nintendo Switch because it was “not possible”.