oh nice, this is exactly what people were looking for out of bge2, just like how an always online play w/friends game is totally what people wanted from fo76
Amen, I'm so tired of this trend.
Seems like AAA companies, dev's and pub's, want to stick online-only onto everything - to support online-only DRM, prevent piracy, set-up MTX's, set-up for Live Updates/Service, and other non-sense.
I'm so tired of this trend. I just want to play my game, no matter what's going on with my end of the connection and/or what's going on w/ their end (on their servers).
This can't be cheap, maintaining servers for every buyer to play the game on.
I always thought Diablo 2 had the best idea: play offline or offline, your choice/option. I just wish they found a way to keep cheating-out when they employ the choice to let players go either online or online, in which this seems like the only good thing to come from Diablo 3 PC being online-only as it kept cheating down.
I'm okay w/ companies creating new franchises and sticking those w/ online-only, as I don't have any attachment to these. Yet, they keep taking Single-Player franchises like Elder Scrolls (with ESO) Fallout (with Fallout 76), and now BG&E (with BG&E2) - and making them online-only. Really growing tired of this trend.
nice, getting 20 year old crpgs is really going to make up for their dumpster fire of a game
LOL. I have this funny feeling this "olive branch", it will be given away on the Bethesda Store/Launcher and not Steam.
It's a nice gesture to give away free stuff and all - but, I don't think most people playing FO76 are looking for those classics...or long-term fans probably might already own these elsewhere (Steam, GOG, or retail).
They really need to fix/revamp/rework FO76.