Bethesda Softworks today revealed that many of their upcoming titles will indeed launch on Steam.
Bethesda Softworks has their own proprietary launcher. Last November, they launched Fallout 76 exclusively on the platform. In December, it appeared that Rage 2 would also be exclusive to the launcher. Based on both games, it’s possible that all Bethesda games would have launched on that platform. However, today we know that is not the case.
Bethesda took to Twitter today to reveal that essentially all of their upcoming games are coming to Steam. Rage 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and Doom Eternal will all launch on Steam and the Bethesda Launcher. Fallout 76 will come to Steam later this year:
We’re pleased to announce that RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and DOOM Eternal will be released on Steam as well as https://t.co/p0BARqmTBp. We will also be bringing Fallout 76 to Steam later this year.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) March 25, 2019
This marks the first good news for Steam in a long time. The platform has been beset with bad news after bad news since December when Epic Games launched their own game store. To compete with Steam, Epic Games cut deals with numerous publishers and developers for timed-exclusivity deals. It appears that Bethesda is standing squarely in Valve’s corner.
Rage 2, the next Bethesda Softworks title, is out May 14 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.