Rage 2, Doom Eternal, and other upcoming Bethesda titles won't be exclusive to the company's own launcher on PC, and will, says the publisher, definitely be available on Steam.
That might seem like a rather random proclamation, but the news follows Bethesda's decision last year to sell its multiplayer Fallout spin-off, Fallout 76, exclusively via Bethesda.net - a move which many assumed would be the publisher's de facto position for its future PC titles, despite Pete Hines' assertion in a chat with IGN that the company 'hadn't decided' what its plans for other games would be.
Now, however, Bethesda has confirmed that its upcoming slate of titles - specifically, Rage 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and Doom Eternal - will also be made available via Steam. Additionally, should there be any Steam users still gagging to play the beleaguered Fallout 76, that'll be coming to Valve's storefront "later this year".
We’re pleased to announce that RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, and DOOM Eternal will be released on Steam as well as https://t.co/p0BARqmTBp. We will also be bringing Fallout 76 to Steam later this year.— Bethesda (@bethesda) March 25, 2019
Truthfully, it's not entirely clear why Bethesda has suddenly felt compelled to announce its kinship with Steam, although it's hard not to frame it against the current backdrop of discontent felt by many PC players as Epic Games continues its insatiable stockpiling of exclusives in the hope that someone'll go round its house (by which I obviously mean storefront) and play.
Whatever the reason though, future Bethesda games are definitely coming to Steam (as well as its own launcher). Hooray!