What Will Fallout 76's Failures Mean for Fallout 5?

Discussion in 'Fallout 76' started by Reverie, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Sublime

    Sublime Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 5, 2018
    While there are people still playing the game it's quite clear that it wasn't a commerciale hit especially compared to its predecessors. Actually it' been a huge PR flop, which has made even the most fervent zealots wary of Bethesda's behaviour. Future mistakes of this size could damage the company's reputation in the long term.
    That's my opinion at least.
  2. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG Hail Damn State

    Dec 16, 2018
    Fallout 4 is probably a more accurate game to look at when judging where the Fallout series will go imo.

    Fallout 76 was marketed as a spinoff and was intended as a spinoff, and sold worse than every single Fallout game post 2 per data provided as of March 2020.

    My belief is that Fallout 5 will remain a Single Player FPS "RPG" and they will continue to dumb down the game ad nauseum until you reach a point where it cannot be done anymore.

    Fallout 4's dumbed down RPG mechanics and weaker writing with an emphasis on a blisteringly fast task reward mechanics proved to be successful commercially, and is the best selling Fallout game in the entire series.

    However, I do think Bethesda will continue to update and mess around with Fallout 76 for a while longer with regular content updates to at least try to somewhat salvage the game, but it likely won't have much effect on the mainline Fallout title (except Bethesda might try to shoehorn in MTXs in some way for more cash so woooooo).
  3. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 6, 2010
    I said it before but I'll say it again, Fallout 76 has little if almost nothing to do with Fallout 5 and was developed primarily in their Texas studios. Fallout 5 is also likely a decade (if not more) away given they're still working on Starfield and TES 6.
  4. Xrad

    Xrad First time out of the vault

    Dec 29, 2021
    Add more PvP - more danger!
  5. Zvezda

    Zvezda First time out of the vault

    Jul 7, 2021
    My bet is by the time FO5 comes out the industry'll be so fucked 76 will be well above standard.
  6. Grognak Gary

    Grognak Gary I contracted The New Plague.

    Jan 28, 2022
    I'm not sure what it'll mean as much as if Bethesda is going to develop a online game or multiple online games in the future that they have a team dedicated to that and skilled enough to do that like ZOS with ESO.