Just seen an interview Bethesdas Todd Howard that has made me really quite angry. The controversial bit is about Fallout 76 (as you might guess) and he says, and I quote, We were ready for…a lot of those difficulties that ended up on the screen. We knew, hey look, this is not the type of game that people are used to from us and were going to get some criticism on it. A lot of that is very well-deserved criticism.
Is it just me or is that a disgusting attitude to take? Hes basically admitting that they knew it was a mess, knew it wouldnt review well (i.e. that it was terrible), and released it anyway. The plan was apparently just to fix it as they go and assume everyone would wait around for it – after having paid for it at launch of course.
The game was a flop, deservedly, but someone I bet theyve got enough hardcore fans that they didnt lose much money from it, if at all. So will they have learned their lesson? Will anyone else have been paying attention and learned? Somehow I doubt it.