The future of Bethesda games on Steam got a little murky when the publisher revealed that Fallout 76 would not be arriving on Valve’s Steam storefront when the game releases later this year. But Fallout 76 isn’t the only game on the way from Bethesda in the years ahead. The development arm of the publisher has two massive role playing games in the works with Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI.
We did not announce all future games will not be on Steam
Eventhough there’s no timetable on when to expect either of these two games from Bethesda, there’s a very real possibility that Bethesda will go back to business as usual with future games and release them on Steam. According to Bethesda’s Pete Hines who spoke with IGN during QuakeCon 2018, “We did not announce all future Bethesda games will not be on Steam. That is not what we said. We said this game (Fallout 76) will be available exclusively on Bethesda.net.”
So it appears that future Bethesda games may still use Steam going forward, which certainly makes a lot of sense. The Fallout and Elder Scrolls games have done incredibly well on the Steam platform, and even after all these years they continue to have many people still actively playing them.
It sounds like Bethesda is going to be taking it on a game by game basis when it comes to which games of theirs do and do not release on Valve’s marketplace.
Bethesda does have plenty of games to look forward to and it would be a shame if they didn’t land on as many places as possible. DOOM Eternal’s recent gameplay reveal showcased what could be an incredible follow-up to the 2016 reboot. Of course fans are frothing at the mouth for details regarding the next Elder Scrolls game and the mysterious sci-fi RPG called Starfield.