Double Eleven has announced that it will be contributing to content updates for the Bethesda Game Studios game.
Fallout 76 was released in the fall of 2018, and there was a massive scandal surrounding it. When it launched, it was in a terrible state; it got riddled with microtransactions; the quality of the collector’s edition helmet and duffel bag was subpar; then the Fallout 1st subscription system, and more, which we reported on Todd Howard’s biggest mistake. (Perhaps the game’s failure played a part in Microsoft’s ability to buy Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media, and the deal has long since closed; the same cannot be said for the Activision Blizzard deal.)
On the other hand, Bethesda Game Studios has been doing other things lately. They have Starfield coming to Xbox Series and PC on November 11; Todd Howard will be working on The Elder Scrolls VI. So they don’t have much time or resources for Fallout 76. Double Eleven, a support studio that co-developed Minecraft Dungeons and brought Rust to consoles, comes in. In a blog post, they also announced that they are working on Fallout 76.
“At Double Eleven, we’ve made a name working with some of the biggest developers and publishers in the world. We are excited to be able to announce publicly that we’ve recently begun working with Bethesda Game Studios to create new challenges for players of Fallout 76. Since its release in 2018, Fallout 76 has invited players from all over the world to create a unique Dweller, leave The Vault and explore the many wonders and challenges of The Wasteland of Appalachia. Bethesda and Double Eleven began speaking in late 2020. Since then, we’ve worked together on a host of exciting new content that will be enjoyed by this passionate community of fans later in 2022,” the studio wrote.
But Double Eleven needs to expand its workforce, so it’s no wonder that they have plenty of job openings in the UK and Malaysia, which you can check out on their website. Fallout 76 has no native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series version (while Apex Legends does, as we wrote about earlier today). It wouldn’t be surprising if this followed an announcement that the online-only Fallout would fill that gap…