Bethesda will retire the PC Game Launcher and move all games to Steam

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  • Here's something you'd like to know, Bethesda is retiring its Bethesda.net Launcher this year.
  • Even so, all users will be able to move their games and Wallet to Steam starting in early April.
  • That being said, you'll still be allowed access and play games on the Bethesda launcher until May.
  • Most games will also have their saves migrated, but a few will require some manual transfers.
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It seems that Steam’s Next Fest isn’t the only change that involves the popular gaming platform nowadays.

In case you didn’t know, Bethesda is retiring its Bethesda.net Launcher this year. The catch is that users will be able to move their games and Wallet to Steam starting in early April.

However, also keep in mind that you’ll still be able to access and play games on the Bethesda launcher until May.

All your games will still be available on Steam

After this change will happen, any game you own on the Bethesda launcher will automatically be available for free on Steam.

Also, when you migrate to Steam, you will not lose anything from your Bethesda.net account, according to the company.

Many games will also have their saves migrated, with a few requiring some manual transfers. For games that require it, you will still use your Bethesda.net login to sign in to play.

This important move comes at an interesting time for this company, which has several titles due to release later this year, among which Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo, Arkane Studios’ Redfall, and Bethesda Game Studios’ highly anticipated ARPG Starfield.

Although the launcher is due to shutdown, Bethesda.net accounts are still going to be around and will not be lost and will still be accessible on the website and in-game.

What’s also important to remember is that we will still have continued support for all Bethesda.net accounts with our future titles.

Your Bethesda.net Friends List will be merged with Steam’s lists after migration. Note that, For Fallout 76 players, Bethesda has put together an FAQ page specific to that game.

What are you thoughts on this move announced by Bethesda? Let us know in the comments section below.

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