The Bethesda.net launcher for PC games will stop working in just three months. Starting in May, players will no longer be able to use the launcher and will have to move their games over to Steam in order to maintain access, although they still need a Bethesda.net account.
Will Bethesda.net players lose the game?
Bethesda assures players that none of their game libraries will be lost. In early April, players will be able to port their Bethesda.net libraries to Steam; This includes all games, game savings and wallet coins associated with that account. The only game where saves will be unmovable at the moment is Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and Bethesda states that they “expect almost all saves to be transferable either automatically or manually.”
Games that require the player to log into a Bethesda.net account will still require the player to log in. While the launcher is gone, Bethesda.net itself does not, and players can still access their accounts on the Bethesda website. The reason for this is access to game mods, in-game content like skins, and the latest updates.
The Bethesda.net Launcher will close in May. Those who have not ported their games at this time will not lose their libraries, but will also not be able to play them until they are ported to Steam. Players will not be able to transfer their games to any other PC service other than Steam. Likewise, they also won’t be able to port them to consoles like Xbox or PlayStation.
Instructions on how to go about the transfer process will be available nearer the time. For now, those who want more information on the state of Fallout 76, a game exclusive to the Bethesda.net launcher, can check it out. Exclusive FAQ.
In other news, the Steam Next Fest event has launched and is offering demos and live streams to give players a preview of hundreds of upcoming games. Elsewhere, Capcom was criticized for using an $80 Adobe photo for the Street Fighter 6 logo.
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