Who doesn’t have fond memories of the Bethesda Launcher… games from the makers of Elder Scrolls and Fallout can now move more easily to Steam.
It’s time to say goodbye to the launcher that’s been with PC gamers for years. Bethesda announced today that it had taken the initiative to shut down its PC app. It did so in a statement that, in addition to thanking fans for their support, assures players that they will not lose their content due to the migration process to Steam that is about to take place.
This will start in April. “You have plenty of time to plan and begin migrating your Bethesda.net library to your Steam account. The migration to Steam will include your game library and Wallet – meaning you will not lose anything from your account.” In addition, your game saves will also be transferable, although manual transfers will be required in some cases.
Bethesda says that this will make all games that players have on the Bethesda.net app available for free on Steam.
These changes do not affect everything related to the user account, which will still be required to log in to Fallout 76, for example. Likewise, the app’s friends list for games that have one will be merged after the transition, affecting releases such as Fallout 76, DOOM Eternal, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Rage 2 and Deathloop.
Further details on how to correctly complete the migration are promised at a later date. The app will remain available until May, after which players will no longer be able to launch their games in the launcher.
The company is moving on, but with this change, it is not leaving its players behind, who will be able to continue as before, just in the new software from outside the developer. Remember that much of the company’s catalogue is available on PC Game Pass after Microsoft acquired the company in 2021.