Rounding out my No Man’s Sky coverage for a while, I thought I’d take a look at the mission system in the game. I’m not certain how much of this is intentional, but since it remains unpatched at this point, I’d say some of the suggestions I put forward today are apparently legitimate uses of the system, despite how wonky they may sound.
The Legends of Aria site has been updated with a new developer diary that lays out the road ahead as the game prepares to move to Steam Early Access sometime in October. In order to ensure that LoA is in ship-shape for Early Access, at least one stress test and a “Permadeath Mod Event” are planned for August. Then in September, the plan is to bring the servers down to address community feedback with regard to loot, memory leaks, client stability and to complete vital systems.
The Fallout 76 beta FAQ states, among other things, that “the B.E.T.A. [that’s a Fallout-style acronym for Break it Early Test Application] and the game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC (via Bethesda.net only).” The Fallout 76 purchase page also bears only a generic “PC game” logo, with no mention of Steam. And today, Bethesda confirmed that neither the beta nor the full game will be released on the platform.