- Fallout 76 arrives on Xbox Game Pass this month.
- The game has a history of anti-consumer policies and questionable decisions.
- Even though it will be free on Game Pass, its still not worth your time.
Xbox Game Pass is an excellent service that lets you play more games for your money. Not everything that gets added to the roster deserves your time, though. Theres plenty of rubbish to go with the genuine treasures. This trash heap is about to include Fallout 76.
Even a Game Pass listing shouldnt be enough to convince you that Bethesdas predatory, buggy, snooze-fest is worth the time it takes to download much less play.
Dont Forget That Fallout 76 Has a Sordid History
Its free for Game Pass subscribers. That doesnt make it a good value. | Source: Bethesda
We hadnt heard much from Fallout 76 in a while. It was a welcome departure from Bethesdas streak of seemingly making the game more heinous with each passing month.
There have been numerous controversies surrounding the title, including some incredibly sketchy pricing activity.
The worst crime was adding a premium subscription to a full-priced game.
The Fallout 1st controversy is still fresh in the minds of many people. Hopefully, itll make them think twice about trying the game out. | Source: Bethesda
The Wastelanders Update supposedly fixed a lot of the issues that caused the game to be poorly received.
The Atomic Shop still exists, though. Thats telling.
Dont Let Bethesda Sucker You In
Bethesda has a clear strategy. Milk players for all theyre worth. Fallout 76s arrival on Game Pass is the latest proof.
The hope is that youll try Fallout 76 for free, then get suckered into a neverending stream of in-game purchases.
It wouldnt be so bad if the in-game prices werent so egregious. Even buying simple clothing like a caravan trader outfit can cost nearly $10. Thats appalling for a game that initially cost $60.
Bringing the title to Game Pass isnt going to erase this sordid past. Fallout 76 didnt deserve your attention when it launched in 2018. It still wont deserve your time when it arrives on Xboxs subscription service on July 9.
All its ever going to be is an awful cash grab from a dreadful company. The last thing we need is to give Bethesda a reason to double down on this monetization strategy.
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