For as long as there have been online games, there have been disastrous online game launches. In recent years, we've seen a new trend of multiplayer online games that have brought themselves back from the brink. Games like Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny, and The Division launched with issues both mechanical and structural, but through updates and revamps, were eventually able to find an audience of dedicated players. With each new "failed" launch, you wonder whether the developers have the support and ability to mold the game into something that will come to have a dedicated community. Fallout 76 is one such game, and this week on Waypoint Radio, we discuss whether the new "Wastelanders" update sets this game on track for a comeback, or if it's too little too late. You can read an excerpt and listen to the full episode below.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/jgxepg/wastelanders-enough-to-save-fallout-76-waypoint-radio