Gaming News: ‘Fallout’ Subscription and more

All the things from the gaming industry last week

A new ‘Fallout 76’ subscription was announced last week.

Every week, a whole host of new game announcements and updates hit the internet. Sometimes there is way too much to keep track of.

That is where this handy rundown comes in. Everything important from the gaming industry last week is nicely written for your convenience.

So, without further ado, here is everything from the gaming industry last week.

‘Borderlands 3’ DLC

The first sets of downloadable content for “Borderlands 3” have arrived so pull out those wallets. The new DLCs come out just in time for “Bloody Harvest”, the game’s Halloween mode.

The DLC sets include a toy weapons pack, retro cosmetics pack, a gearbox cosmetic pack, a gold weapon skin pack and a neon cosmetic pack.

Originally, they were exclusive to anyone who pre-ordered the special editions, but they will now be made available to everyone if you pay for them.

‘Diablo 4’ leak

A German magazine called “Gamestar” may have leaked the rumored “Diablo 4”. In the magazine, there was a full-page ad showing pictures of two art books: one for “World of Warcraft” and one for the “Diablo” series.

The description for the “Diablo” series artbook said it featured art from “Diablo”, “Diablo 2”, “Diablo 3” and “Diablo 4” which has yet to be announced.

If the leak is true, Blizzard Entertainment will most likely reveal the fourth title in the series at Blizzcon next month. If they can get through the planned protests, that is.

‘Outer Worlds’ Sequel

“The Outer Worlds”, a spiritual successor to “Fallout”, just launched but there are already talks of a sequel. The weird thing is that the sequel may not feature an open-world experience.

The studio has said that the future of the franchise may lean away from the open-world setting. They say it is easy to be burnt out by open-world games and too many studios think that they need to make them.

It will be interesting to see, since “Fallout” is an open-world RPG and “The Outer Worlds” is being penned as a spiritual successor to that franchise. If it does away with an open-world in the future, it won’t resemble “Fallout” as much.

‘Fallout’ subscription

Speaking of “Fallout”, Bethesda has now launched a “Fallout 76” subscription service. The not very well–received online “Fallout” game is trying to get more money out of the few people who play it.

The subscription service will allow players to have their own private worlds, an unlimited scrap box, a survival tent you can use to fast travel, 1650 ATOMs a month for the ATOM shop (in-game microtransaction store), exclusive armor outfit, unique emotes and unique icons.

It is called “Fallout 1st” and will give you access to all of that for $12.99 a month or $99.99 a year, for a game you already spent $20 on (unless you bought it on release and therefore paid $60).

“Fallout 76” was critically panned upon release and this new subscription service will not win those people back to Bethesda’s side. It may actually scare off the loyal ones.

That was all of the most important things from the gaming industry last week.

Every week is different however and some more interesting than the last, so stay tuned for next week’s rundown.

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