Bethesda haven't given up yet as this 2022 Fallout 76 roadmap reveals.
The Fallout 76 Roadmap Fills us with Radiant Hope
Fallout 76 experienced a rocky launch, to say the least. But in a series of events that would make the Children of Atom pleased, what has arisen from the fallout is something far greater. And with an extensive Fallout 76 roadmap laid out in a recent interview, it looks like the devs aren't done yet.
Fallout 76 seems to be following the No Man's Sky playbook by turning what was once a dumpster fire of a title into a bonafide multiplayer classic through a cavalcade of redemptive updates. A few highlights over the years include the additions of the Brotherhood of Steel, a solid endgame and actual NPCs. Remember when Bethesda thought no NPCs was a good idea?
Not only that, but a recent interview with AusGamers revealed that Bethesda are doubling down on their efforts to reinvigorate their once-maligned foray into the MMO genre. Fallout 76 Design Director Mark Tucker said of the game "It's a very different game these days from where it was when it launched. We're looking at what our players are doing, what they're asking for. We try to react as best we can to player feedback and address the things that they're trying to do and wanting to do."
The result is a five-year Fallout 76 roadmap, which will build on over three years of damage control-turned-finetuning. One of the most recent wins for the Elder Scrolls developer was the introduction of actual aliens in this month's Invaders From Beyond update. And there's plenty more where that came from in just the 2022 Fallout 76 roadmap alone.
"The message to our players is, there should be no reason to think that we're not going to continue updating this game," said Tucker. "We have things that we're doing to ensure that we can continue producing updates for the game for a long period of time. We've got a lot of fun, cool stuff that I can't wait to tell people about. Stuff that's beyond this year."
While it would certainly be preferable for everybody involved if the industry made a habit of presenting a finished product on launch, now may well be the best time to give Fallout 76 a second chance. After all, if the likes of No Man's Sky or even FFXIV have proven anything, it's that with enough dedication, DOA games may not be so dead after all.
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