Fallout: 76 and Fortnite pave the path for ditching Steam

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Bethesda recently revealed, via updated beta notes, that it’s upcoming game Fallout: 76 won’t be released on Steam. Both the game itself and the PC beta will only be available via the company’s own launcher on Bethesda.net.

While it’d be surprising to see a game from any popular series jump from Valve’s ship, it’s a particularly big deal for Bethesda given the number of incredibly popular games from the developer that have been on Steam — Fallout 3Fallout 4Skyrim… jumping jiminies, SkyrimFallout: 76 would effectively be the first major game from the company not to debut on Valve’s platform.

You know which game is also super popular and not available on Steam? I’ll give you a hint: About half the world plays it and you


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