If you’re not into fall football, you likely missed Bethsoft’s big reveal: a live-action Fallout 76 trailer shown during the Saints vs. Vikings game. Is that an homage to Westworld’s Dolores I spy? And are you more scared of the bomb or the scorch beast?
Meanwhile, yesterday’s PAX Aus Gamespot interview with Bethsoft’s Pete Hines reconfirms that the game is not coming to the Switch and will indeed include microtransactions, though the company insists that the game won’t be pay-to-win.
“If you don’t want to spend money in the Atomic shop for cosmetic stuff you don’t have to. We give you a sh*tload of Atoms just for playing the game […] Folks that want to spend money on whatever the hell it is because they don’t have enough Atoms, they can, but it’s not, ‘I’m now better playing against other players because I spent money.’ It’s not pay-to-win. And it’s not loot crates.”
Indeed, he apparently told Gamespot he believes the company has always attempted to be “on the right side of the line” regarding microtransactions. “Hines acknowledged that it can be a ‘pretty ambiguous line,’ but the studio has always strived to avoid situations that feel like money-grabs,” Gamespot says. Damn, nobody tell him about horse armor. Or ESO’s lockboxes.
— Fallout (@Fallout) October 29, 2018