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Pete Hines: 'How long is Fallout 76 Going to be Up? Forever' - VGChartz
Pete Hines: 'How long is Fallout 76 Going to be Up? Forever'

Pete Hines: 'How long is Fallout 76 Going to be Up? Forever' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 November 2018 / 1,234 Views

 Vice President of Bethesda Pete Hines in an interview with GameSpot said the company plans to keep the servers for Fallout 76 running "forever."

"How long is [Fallout 76] going to be up? Forever," said Hines. "I don't know how to give an answer other than that. It's not like anybody makes a game and goes, 'Well this is going to make it for 10 years if we're lucky.' Nobody thinks that way. How long has WoW been up now? Is that game planning to sunset in a year? I seriously doubt it."

 

"We're going to keep going as long as people keep playing it and it shows no sign of slowing down. Once we get to private servers or whatever happens in the years following; I don't know. Maybe there's a point where it doesn't matter. But ... this is a massive franchise and a massive undertaking, and our commitment to it is it is never-ending, and that it continues on an ongoing basis."

There are two more B.E.T.A. sessions for the game. The November 6 session will take place from 1pm to 3pm ET, while the November 8 session will take place from 2pm to 8pm ET.

Fallout 76 will launch on November 14 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.


 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

Madword (on 06 November 2018)

5 years from now we'll be hearing how they are switching off the servers.


iamsomeone (on 06 November 2018)

i dont think he really knows how long forever is


Errorist76 (on 06 November 2018)

Truly delusional. Well we'll see about that.


Marth (on 06 November 2018)

First they have to fix their shit or hacker will bring it down in the first month.


John2290 (on 07 November 2018)

Does the fool expect to retire within the generational cycle or pay for the sever upkeep himself for the teo people who will be playing it 7 years from now so he can keep his credibility. Christ, Hines is really starting to sound liar and not just a PR head.


aiwass (on 06 November 2018)

...Like how Anthem is a "ten year journey"? That kind of thing is supposed to happen naturally. Let the players decide if they're interested enough to keep it going that long.


John2290 (on 07 November 2018)

Ha. Destiny said the same thing, a ten year plan of content. Anthem really is trying to be the 3rd person destiny that yhe division failed at.


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