Will The Edler Scrolls 6 Suffer for Fallout 76’s Sins?
Despite the mess that Fallout 76 turned out to be, industry analyst Michael Pachter doesn’t think it will hurt Bethesda’s two biggest upcoming games: The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield.
In case you missed it, Fallout 76 received between 40 to 53 on Metacritic (depending on the console) and poor sales that reflected its critical reception. Not only that but each week the game was connected to a new controversy, which certainly didn’t help matters. Yet while this definitely hurt the Bethesda brand, Patcher doesn’t think this harm will last long enough into the future to impact the company’s future single-player games.
“I don’t think there’s any risk to any future single player games,” Pachter said. “It just tells you that they weren’t ready to make a multiplayer-only game. They probably have to go back and figure out what they did wrong, and how to get it right. I have to say, it’s the first game in the Fallout series I haven’t played, and I don’t have any interest in playing it. I mean, it was so poorly reviewed that I’m just not gonna try it, and I’ve played all their games for hundreds of hours.”
“I expect that people will look at it as a blip, but you never know,” he added.