Bethesda’s Pete Hines has revealed that the developer expects its upcoming multiplayer game, Fallout 76, to last “forever,” and has set its timeline “in perpetuity.”
Hines made these comments in a recent interview with Metro GameCentral. His response to a question posed by the publication suggests that he thinks the expectation is reasonable as there are hundreds of thousands of people still playing Skyrim and Fallout 4 “every single day, every single month.” The games were released seven years ago and four years ago, respectively.
Hines also revealed that players are still engaging with Morrowind, which released in 2002.
I’m not being ironic. Like, forever. Because other people have said, ‘Is your timeline two years or five years?’ And I said, ‘Well, they’re still playing Morrowind and you go online and look at how many people are playing Fallout 4 and Skyrim. Those games have been out for four and seven years, and there are literally hundreds of thousands of people playing those games every single day, every single month. So Fallout 76, our timeline is in perpetuity. Now what that content is gonna be, and what that’s gonna look like, I’m not sure.
Fallout 76 is scheduled for release on November 14, 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A beta will go live in October for those who preorder.
[Source: Metro UK]