While Valve’s popular Steam client has become almost synonymous with PC gaming, several bigger publishers have started migrating off the platform, mostly in a bid to push their own competitors or PC gaming launchers. Now, we’ve learned Bethesda’s next huge game, Fallout 76, will launch without support for the platform.
The news comes via the newly updated “Break It Early Test”, or B.E.T.A. FAQ, which curiously doesn’t list the Steam client for its Windows PC version. Upon reaching out (via PC Gamer) to Bethesda regarding this, the publisher confirmed the game won’t be shipping on Steam:
“The PC version of Fallout 76, for both the B.E.T.A. and the launch, will be available only via Bethesda.net, not on Steam,” Bethesda said in the email.
Naturally, this doesn’t rule out the game eventually coming to Steam, like all Microsoft-published games on Windows PC launching first on the Windows 10 store.
Fallout 76 is launching on November 14th across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.