Bethesda is firing an arrow to the knee of early reviews of it’s upcoming games, anything to do with Dishonored, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Prey, their entire lineup and you won’t find any reviews until everybody gets their hands on it.
Bethesda has taken what was a good balance and made a decision to kneecap early reviews, it took this stance when DOOM released this past summer. The reviews of each and every Bethesda game since forever, other then some certain games that I won’t mention was good and some were negative, but Bethesda has decided that it was wise to remove itself from early reviews from the big websites around the internet.
Gary Steinman of Bethesda stated that “We released DOOM earlier this year, we sent review copies to arrive the day before launch, which led to speculation about the quality of the game. Since then Doom has emerged as a critical and commercial hit, and is now one of the highest-rated shooters of the past few years.”
“With the upcoming launches of Skyrim Special Edition and Dishonored 2, we will continue our policy of sending media review copies one day before release,” Steinman continues. “While we will continue to work with media, streamers, and YouTubers to support their coverage — both before and after release — we want everyone, including those in the media, to experience our games at the same time.”
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Do you think this will spell disaster for Fallout 5, The Elder Scrolls VI, Wolfenstein 2, and Todd Howard’s 2 upcoming original projects? That those games might end up being bad because of this decision? What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.