One of the claims floating around Reddit and YouTube is the claim that stores across the globe, from the UK to Australia to even Poland, are pulling and marking down their inventory of Fallout 76 boxes and not resupplying. Whether or not you buy the rumors – both EB Games Australia and Bethsoft are denying it outright – the implication is tantalizing: Some folks truly believe that Bethsoft is prepping a business model flip for the game in conjunction with the release of those unconfirmed datamined lockboxes.
It’s not even an idea without precedent; ZeniMax certainly had quite a bit more success with The Elder Scrolls Online once it adopted a more hybrid buy-to-play business model. But it could also be something else, like a box revamp, bad sales, or distribution problems.
Do you think Bethsoft is going to take Fallout 76 free-to-play? When? And… do you care? (You get multiple votes here!)
Leaderboard: Do you think Bethsoft is going to take Fallout 76 free-to-play?
- Yeps (17%, 142 Votes)
- Yeps, but not soon (14%, 114 Votes)
- Maybe (10%, 83 Votes)
- Nopes (11%, 93 Votes)
- Dunno (3%, 26 Votes)
- Don't care (18%, 151 Votes)
- Hope not (10%, 83 Votes)
- Hope so (9%, 75 Votes)
- Something else (1%, 10 Votes)
- No response / view tally (5%, 42 Votes)
Total Voters: 722
With thanks to Jess and Your Honor!