In a new blog post about Fallout 4, Bethesda thanked fans for “the amazing support you’ve given us,” which helped make the game “not just our largest game launch ever, but one of the industry’s. It’s beyond anything we hoped for.”
They also covered the topic of bugs discovered by players, revealing that they are now working on addressing the top issues:
It’s true that the freedom our games offer you can lead to unintentional consequences that are sometimes bad, when the game combines too many unexpected elements at once. Given the scale and complexity of the systems at work, especially when allowing you to build your own settlements, we’re happy that Fallout 4 is our most robust and solid release ever, and we’d like to thank our amazing QA staff who worked as hard as anyone to break the game so we could fix it during development. But a hundred testers will never replicate the many millions playing the game now, and we’re hard at work addressing the top issues.
Since it worked well for them in the past and allows them to get more fixes out faster, Bethesda will update Fallout 4 by releasing a beta patch on Steam, followed by full release on PC, then release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Additionally, you can expect to see more frequent smaller updates, rather than a few big ones. “This allows us to make sure each fix is working right, as any change can have unintentional side effects in a game this huge,” they add.
The first Steam beta patch is expected next week.
What are some of the issues you’d like Bethesda to tackle first?