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Bethesda retires its PC games launcher and moves its games to Steam

Bethesda.net Launcher, a PC game launcher home to games from Bethesda Softworks, is closed this yearannounced the company today.

Starting in early April, players who regularly use the Game Launcher will have the option to migrate their game library and virtual currency to Steam. Bethesda notes that players won’t be able to access or play games on the launcher starting in May, suggesting players impacted by the news begin the migration process as soon as it begins in April.

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The studio notes that many launcher titles will have their saves migrated, though “a few” will require manual transfers to ensure you don’t lose your progress. Games that still require a Bethesda.net login, like Fallout 76will continue to require it after the move.

The move comes at an interesting time for the company, which has several titles scheduled to launch this year, including Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo, Arkane Studios’ Redfall, and Bethesda Game Studios‘ highly anticipated ARPG Starfield, which is set to launch. the 11th of November.

Taylor is the Associate Technical Writer at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.