Bethesda's Todd Howard On The Mistakes And Future Of Fallout 76 | E3 2019

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  • Published: 12 June 2019
  • Todd Howard visits our stage show at E3 2019 to talk about Fallout 76's first year and what Bethesda's plans are for the future of the game.

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  • Bank It
    Bank It  2 weeks back

    I just want to explore the wasteland with my dog!

    • uh huh
      uh huh  2 weeks back

      Bragging about mod downloads when it's a testament to how dissatisfied the players are with your base product... hahahaha

      • Oscar Bushell
        Oscar Bushell  4 weeks back

        dont trust him

        • dw053408
          dw053408  1 months back

          He looks so guilty at so many points in this interview, he knows that everything he is describing for the future of FO76, there is a corporate shill move right behind it. I don't doubt that many of the worst decisions made in relation to FO76 are out of his control but you can tell he is totally aware of what's up.

          • dw053408
            dw053408  1 months back

            The problems with BGS go WAY beyond just a glitchy game. Their treatment of both their core fan base and the market at large was atrocious, and in many ways nearly (if not literally) illegal.

            • Thesoulcollector
              Thesoulcollector  1 months back

              Someone needs to kick his ass, maybe knock a few senses into his thick scull and maybe he'll regain a soul and give what we all wanted ffs.

              • Nicholas Brown
                Nicholas Brown  2 months back

                It's going to happen again.

                • Benjamin Mckee
                  Benjamin Mckee  2 months back

                  Honestly Todd is doing COMPLETELY the right thing here by just praising his fans and saying that the criticism was right. The fact is that at the end of the day it's the consumers opinion that matters most, and whether or not Fallout 76 was just a cash-grab doesn't matter now. What matters is that they are actually trying to fix it, and they'll hopefully have learned some lessons for next time. And Todd is totally doing the right thing by letting fans know that.

                  • Serena
                    Serena  2 months back

                    Well...Shift

                    • TheGamer04
                      TheGamer04  2 months back

                      Anyone that works with bethesda please make this reach them: Bethesda if you want to have a better future start with this CHANGE THE ENGINE start from scratch again trust me it will be worth it

                      • Tommy Lee Williams
                        Tommy Lee Williams  2 months back

                        I can't even listen to this clown...what a dirt bag.

                        • skarin gamer
                          skarin gamer  2 months back

                          Bethesda can go crawl under a rock now they got nothing just been banking off skyrim for about 10 years they no longer care about the fan's they just want the money there are now a lot of open world games that are better than any Bethesda have ever made so I will not ever be buying another one of their games

                          • dpoen
                            dpoen  2 months back

                            Not hard to hate him. Look at one of his five twitter feeds... he's a scammer from day one who first started asking Bethesda for a job while going to high school, walking by Bethesda on his way to school. Asked for a job and was told to go back to school and finish. He did so, then was refused again. Finished his education as a Business/Finance major---NOT A PROGRAMMER. He kept in touch, an avid child gamer who grew up scamming (just like now) and eventually, going to conventions, ingratiated himself with management, in the manner of a confidence man, and is getting even with Bethesda now, running it into the ground... Fallout 76? Can easily see why his programmers keep throwing new monkey wrenches into the works!!!!!!!

                            • Adrian Metcalf
                              Adrian Metcalf  2 months back

                              I'm just depressed that there's probably not going to be a Fallout 5 for around a decade.

                              • ꧁٭HaRRy٭꧂
                                ꧁٭HaRRy٭꧂  2 months back

                                Fallout was so good, what happened.
                                Greed.Greed never Changes.

                                • Nova Forge
                                  Nova Forge  2 months back

                                  Future of Fallout 76?
                                  *dead and six feet under.*

                                  • Mr Penguin
                                    Mr Penguin  3 months back

                                    I like how Todd Howard, and Gabe Newell have nearly identical photos.

                                    • Legionary
                                      Legionary  3 months back

                                      Todd Howard is so cute

                                      • Bill Metal
                                        Bill Metal  3 months back

                                        Sure glad I didn’t buy this dumpster Fire 🔥

                                        • RurouniStarchild
                                          RurouniStarchild  3 months back

                                          Man. Todd is like the George Lucas and M. Night Shamalamadingdong of Video Game Development.

                                          • ritchski1
                                            ritchski1  4 months back

                                            These interviewers have the backbone of a wet noodle

                                            • ritchski1
                                              ritchski1  4 months back

                                              Yeah you have fans that support you and you spit in their faces with you embarrassing cynical practices. Some might forget but you can bet a lot of people won’t.

                                              • Justin Sallee
                                                Justin Sallee  4 months back

                                                I wish people would stop bitching

                                                • Mr. Joshua
                                                  Mr. Joshua  4 months back

                                                  I got to play the free weekend expecting to not like it at all. I ended up buying the game and get it 50% off. The gameplay mechanics are what I expected in Fallout 4 and probably fixed and improved from previous patches. It's enjoyable but the online aspect is still a bother thankfully the players are so friendly.

                                                  • Alpha Kara
                                                    Alpha Kara  4 months back

                                                    Fix what? FALLOUT GAME ENGINE IS OUT OF DATE... Bethesda.. fuck off..

                                                    • Stan Gravano
                                                      Stan Gravano  4 months back

                                                      This guy is morally bankrupt. The second he said “sixteen times the detail” and then showed the game I knew they were full of shit. Another studio on my no buy list

                                                      • Dale Daywalt
                                                        Dale Daywalt  4 months back

                                                        Am I the only one that doesn't dislike Todd Howard? Bethesda has an overall amazing track record. They admitted before F76 came out that they understood this was more experimental for them and they were new to multiplayer. They're still making big projects like Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield. They're aloud to make a mistake and they've owned up to the issues. They don't owe us anything.

                                                        • xMentor mentor
                                                          xMentor mentor  4 months back

                                                          Hes a human, he does what he does for money. If you knew shitting out a mediocre game would put a few bucks in your bank I'm sure theres few who wouldn't. Human nature people. Greed.

                                                          • Black Dragn
                                                            Black Dragn  4 months back

                                                            He is worse than Hillary with how much he scares around the question without answering it. I also love at the end he essentially said to Todd do or die on fo76 motherfucker lol

                                                            • Black Dragn
                                                              Black Dragn  4 months back

                                                              Todd Howard is the devil. He is single handedly the reason why so many games have been a let down because he pushes the developers to produce something waaaaay before its ready.

                                                              • Anon yMous
                                                                Anon yMous  4 months back

                                                                Fallout 76 was so stupid. Unless the next Fallout game is entirely single player, I say we BOYCOTT it!!!

                                                                • welcome to new vegas
                                                                  welcome to new vegas  4 months back

                                                                  Actions speak louder than words Todd and e3 2019 tells me you haven't learned people don't like to be nickled and dimed. Showing moblie games and cgi trailers doesn't convice me

                                                                  • alexwasonfire
                                                                    alexwasonfire  4 months back

                                                                    You know, I’m honestly not mad. Maybe I’m just a bit of an optimist and a fast forgiver, but it really does seem as if Bethesda are doing the best to correct the mistakes they’ve made. I honestly am very excited for the Wastelanders expansion/add-on.

                                                                    • unnunn12
                                                                      unnunn12  2 weeks back

                                                                      The dude literally belongs in jail. He broke so many fucking laws and profited and continues to profit of completely unethical business practices and the obsessive addiction of victims of an industry that is on par with gambling. I want to believe that Bethesda has the potential to do some good, but you can't let that allow you to overlook all the shitty things that Mr. Howard and Bethesda have done. Bethesda is a company of scammers pure and simple. They're not trying their best to correct the mistakes they made, they are CONTINUING to profit off that dumpster fire to this day, and we, as conscientious consumers, can't let that be overlooked.

                                                                    • 21Blue 47
                                                                      21Blue 47  4 months back

                                                                      alexwasonfire this is exactly what I think, as I think Todd Howard and Bethesda are good developers and understand the community instead of the devil reincarnated

                                                                  • LnX
                                                                    LnX  4 months back

                                                                    I feel like I'm the only one who geniunely enjoys Fallout 76

                                                                    • BlackDragon41 l
                                                                      BlackDragon41 l  4 months back

                                                                      Light wood laminate!!
                                                                      Light wood laminate!!
                                                                      Light wood laminate!!

                                                                      • LnX
                                                                        LnX  4 months back

                                                                        Light wood laminate!!
                                                                        Light wood laminate!!
                                                                        Light wood laminate!!

                                                                    • claymccrea
                                                                      claymccrea  4 months back

                                                                      Kid-glove interview. The game was released under misleading to outright lies. The game itself gutted the experience that made the franchise; gutted in order to appeal to a different demographic. The kind that are easily suckered by a shallow story, minimal A.I. investment and of course, the micro-transaction generation so long as they could go head to head with their bros ad nauseam. Adding battle royal is a seamless step for this kind of effort.
                                                                      Should have run the game as "Battle Royale, Fallout-style".

                                                                      • LudoFM
                                                                        LudoFM  4 months back

                                                                        A lot of dislikes coming into this one. I just want to say that I thought Mike and Lucy did a great job with the interview. Even if they let Todd dodge around a few, I think we got 16 times the detail of other recent interviews with him.

                                                                        • Antics Semantics
                                                                          Antics Semantics  4 months back

                                                                          "We've got a full team on Fallout 76 and a full team on mobile" but then also "Elder Scrolls VI is years away". Priorities are wrong.

                                                                          • Dale Hanson
                                                                            Dale Hanson  4 months back

                                                                            I found that interview insightful on learning more about how the Bethesda teams interact and how its grown. It is really hard for leaders to acknowledge failure without it coming off as weak in any business. I though Todd did a mostly good job with that. I didn't buy 76 so different perspective than some but haters in the comments give off the impression the only way they would have been happy with that interview is if Todd refunded everyone with interest and then committed seppuku.

                                                                            • TimboTbagz
                                                                              TimboTbagz  4 months back

                                                                              Wondering how impoverished of good games you'd have to be to think FO76 has redeeming qualities. Played the trial and it's a total mess

                                                                              • Callum JW
                                                                                Callum JW  4 months back

                                                                                could not have picked a better time to have said they're passionate about the game, i see 90% of the fans opinions in 3:21

                                                                                • Willy Severus
                                                                                  Willy Severus  4 months back

                                                                                  Its like Todd is reading off a teleprompter 🤫😇

                                                                                  • Brian Burkhardt
                                                                                    Brian Burkhardt  4 months back

                                                                                    I’ll be honest. I played the BETA and got the game and at first I enjoyed it. Then the bugs got to me, and I moved over to other games.
                                                                                    But my friend just bought the game, and jumping back in it has improved A LOT. As somebody who didn’t like 4’s plot past three quarters of an institute playthrough, they brought in 4’s bugs and stripped the plot. They’ve patched a lot of those bugs, and they’re slowly adding more plot and life to 76. I’m genuinely enjoying it, and don’t regret buying it.

                                                                                    • Brian Burkhardt
                                                                                      Brian Burkhardt  4 months back

                                                                                      And the Battle Royale is genuinely fun. I’m a sucker for the fallout aesthetic (I might have seen the bottom of the pool finishing the Institute, but I still dove into the three main factions for 4) so playing BR in that world is just awesome.
                                                                                      I recommend playing tactically. Treat it like PubG and stick to hiding in foliage.
                                                                                      Also if you don’t have the perk for mob damage reduction, Scorch Beasts still do massive damage.

                                                                                  • Leo santos
                                                                                    Leo santos  4 months back

                                                                                    Everyone calling Todd Howard a fraud and a liar just stop. Yes they messed up as a team during the release of fallout 76 everybody makes mistakes but they have tried to make it right releasing free content and updating the game. Also, Todd Howard does not run the company so stop blaming him as he is just doing he’s job!

                                                                                    • Leo santos
                                                                                      Leo santos  4 months back

                                                                                      Giorgos Ioannou guys like you who make these silly comments are the guys who should be on the front line taking shots for the real soldiers. You ferret.

                                                                                    • Leo santos
                                                                                      Leo santos  4 months back

                                                                                      Giorgos Ioannou 😂😂😂 I’m no little boy. I’m 18 big man. But you know something big man I’m your dad.

                                                                                    • Giorgos Ioannou
                                                                                      Giorgos Ioannou  4 months back

                                                                                      @Leo santos ooooooh you sure told me.. daaaaaaaaaaaamn... aaaaaw. did i hurt your feewings lil boy? im sowy

                                                                                    • Leo santos
                                                                                      Leo santos  4 months back

                                                                                      Giorgos Ioannou Yh fan boy of your mum😂🤷🏻‍♂️

                                                                                  • TeleFata
                                                                                    TeleFata  4 months back

                                                                                    It just works

                                                                                    • Cozy Coat
                                                                                      Cozy Coat  4 months back

                                                                                      "how do we give players more agency?" - Todd howard


                                                                                      everyone: stop being greedy pricks

                                                                                      • Ronald Reeegan
                                                                                        Ronald Reeegan  4 months back

                                                                                        DICE somehow brought BFV back from the brink in pretty much the same amount of time as FO76. 76 hasn’t really done great in comparison...

                                                                                        • WellRounded
                                                                                          WellRounded  4 months back

                                                                                          TO EVERYONE WHO HAS NOT PLAYED THE GAME: They made it free for an entire week so you can decide for yourself whether the game is worth your time and/or money. I downloaded it and have been enjoying it a lot. I'm looking forward to the free updates adding NPC's, dialog trees and such. PLUS, if you like it and buy it by June 17th, it's only $30 instead of $60.

                                                                                          Todd and Bethesda have admitted they deserved all the criticism they received during launch. At this point, complaining about the game is pointless. Try it for free.

                                                                                          • TimboTbagz
                                                                                            TimboTbagz  4 months back

                                                                                            Did try it yesterday but could barely play for 30mins. Honestly, it plays like a second-rate PC game from 5-10 years ago. I love the fallout series but unfortunately I can't take this game seriously, it runs horribly, looks like a PS3 game in some places and the company are complete asses these days. I'm trying to find a reason to play but it's just so bad all round.