Bethesda executive, Todd Howard, said “We let a lot of people down” over the launch of the online multiplayer, Fallout 76.
Todd Howard was speaking to the guardian, which makes for interesting read, especially for upcoming titles, Starfield and Elder Scrolls.
The majority player base for Fallout and even Elder Scrolls Online, are single player focus. Speaking for myself, I fall into this bracket. However, Fallout 76 for example did have a very rocky start, yet Bethesda do fix many issues and delivered on content making Fallout 76 a lot better than compared to when it launched.
“Obviously, we’re big fans of single player and we’ve had some success with some multiplayer-focused games,” says Howard. “We have found that even if it’s multiplayer, whether it’s Elder Scrolls Online or Fallout 76, a large number of our players want to play it like a single-player game and not have the other players distract from it. Games handle multiplayer in different ways, and I think it all has merit.”
Source: The Guardian