At QuakeCon 2018, Bethesda’s Pete Hines told IGN that although Fallout 76 will be exclusive to Bethesda.net, their future titles could be released on Steam too. Although Hines did not confirm whether DOOM Eternal or RAGE 2 will come out on Steam, he did say that only Fallout 76 has been announced as an exclusive to Bethesda’s launcher.
“We did not announce ‘all future Bethesda games will not be on Steam. That is not what we said. We said ‘this game will be available exclusively on Bethesda.net.’” Hines and continued:
“We haven’t decided on anything else, this is specific to Fallout 76 given the kind of game it is — it’s an online, ongoing game. [Doom Eternal] may or may not, but it hasn’t been decided on anything else yet.”
Hines also explained why Fallout 76 is exclusive to Bethesda.net, claiming that the team needed to have more control over the online experience of players.
“We feel like the best way for us to provide the best experience and service to our customers is to be dealing with them directly, and not through someone else.”