Bethesda has walked right into anti-piracy controversy with its latest plans for the PC version of Fallout 4. It turns out that the game shipped on physical discs will not contain all the content, and players will still need to connect to Steam in order to play the game.
Pete Hines, Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for Bethesda, revealed on Twitter that PC gamers will not be able to install Fallout 4 straight from the disc. When asked why these measures were in place, he simply replied that it was to combat piracy. It appears that Besthesda is not concerned about the potential backlash this might have from the PC gaming community, and Hines pointed out that the company has been doing it this way for decades.
Admittedly, the issue is not nearly as problematic as some are making it out to be. Most PC gamers already have a Steam account and buy their games online. Downloading content is not as much as issue for people who are already used to downloading their entire games.
However, it could be a problem for those who are on strict data caps and would prefer to buy the game off the shelf. There is also a minority of gamers who are avoiding Steam for various reasons, who will end up being unable to play the game.
[Source: Maximum PC]