Reading between the lines between the lines.
FALLOUT 76 MEANS NO MORE SINGLE PLAYER BETHESDA TITLES
A byproduct of the continuously growing paranoia surrounding online focused games is vigorous pushback from those who’re veteran single player gamers. And one of the game developers who’ve been true champions of traditional single player experiences in recent years have been Bethesda. Other than the likes of The Elder Scrolls and Skyrim, other labels under Bethesda have also put out a number of excellent games that have been solely single player. So when they announced that the next big Fallout game, Fallout 76, was going to be an online-only shared-world game, many people were very, very upset.
On one hand, honestly, I can understand that- I’m personally more of a single player gamer myself, and I don’t like it when developers take franchises that have traditionally been all about solo play, and turn them into something they’re not. But then again, while it’s a little upsetting, it surely isn’t something to be up in arms about. Because it’s not like this is just what the future is going to be for Bethesda and their games. Fallout 76 being online doesn’t mean Fallout 5 will be too. And it doesn’t mean that franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Prey, Wolfenstein, The Evil Within, DOOM, Rage, and others won’t continue to deliver excellent single player experiences. I mean, just look at what Bethesda have in store for us in the next few years- Rage 2, DOOM Eternal, Starfield, The Elder Scrolls 6. And that’s just what’s been announced. So take a breath and calm down, people. Fallout 76 might not be your cup of tea (though it does look great), but traditional single player Bethesda games aren’t going anywhere.