How do Bethesda Solve The Problem of Fallout 76?

After an excellent November for the big-name developers, one studio left themselves playing catch up. Bethesda’s hotly anticipated Fallout 76 has dropped to plentiful criticism from fans and critics alike. The online-only Fallout 76 has been panned for poor graphics, broken AI and game breaking bugs. There has also been a less favourable reception for the new narrative told through recordings and terminals. A huge 47gb patch was already released by Bethesda in attempt to cover ground but the game still doesn’t deliver. It’s a very troubling release period for Bethesda as the game is dependant on a stream of […]

Can Games Developers Successfully Chase Trends?

Treyarch released their latest instalment in the Call of Duty franchise with Black Ops 4 this month. With the series in decline, the Black Ops team have opted to jump on the latest trends with a battle royale mode. Chasing hugely successful pioneers Player Unknowns Battlegrounds and Fortnite. Treyarch are so confident in the mode they have redubbed ‘Blackout’ that the latest instalment in the first to offer no single player campaign. Call of Duty has an established fan base that they hope will help them succeed where so many others have failed. With games requiring such long development schedules, […]