RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Fallout 76 and DOOM Eternal are all coming to Steam
Today has been a whirlwind of news and game announcements, and now Bethesda wants in on the action. Earlier today, the long-standing developer offered up some new announcements fro some upcoming games, all sequels for long-running game franchises.And don’t worry PC gamers, as these titles won’t be exclusive to the Epic Games Store or any other platform, as all of these new titles will be hitting Steam, and likely other platforms for sale.
In a new message from the official Bethesda Twitter account, it was revealed that all of the newest titles in the company’s major franchises would be dropping on PC via Steam. In total there are four titles that have been confirmed with this announcement.
In total, a fair few games have been confirmed for PC releases so far, these include DOOM Eternal, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, RAGE 2, and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot.
Fallout 76 is a pretty interesting choice out of the bundle. The game, while sound to some degree in a design sense, it’s been plagued with major technical issues which players found increasingly infuriating. The game had been part of a push to give the Bethesda launcher some traction, but the issues that game faced has definitely stymied those efforts.
I’m also interested in what the differences will be between the two Wolfenstein games that were included in this announcement. More importantly, these two games continue and expand upon a great story, and it’s one I want to see more of. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is another MachineGames entry into the fascist-killing shooter series, and it’s a bit of a departure. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is an upcoming VR game. The game is set 20 years after the events of The New Colossus.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a standalone sequel to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus serving as a prequel to Wolfenstein 3. The sequel takes place 19 years later from New Colossus after the Second American Revolution liberated America from Nazi rule, and the timeline jumps forward into the 1980s.
It turns out that Epic and Bethesda were in talks to bring these titles to the burgeoning and somewhat infamous Epic Games Store to some degree. And despite the apparent trend of Epic throwing money at developers and publishers, it seems the lesson of backlash from the exclusivity deal with Metro Exodus has stuck around for quite a while, even if the sales for that particular game weren’t super affected in a negative sense.
So far, no details about release dates or gameplay elements have been revealed yet. It’s very likely that we’ll at least see some trailers for these title at E3 2019. So keep your fingers crossed until then if you’re waiting for more information about these games.
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