I’m worried about where video games are currently headed. To be more specific, I am talking about the practice of selling broken games for full price, then patching them after initial backlash. An example of this that hurt me the most was the release of Fallout 76. While I haven’t bought it, I enjoy Bethesda games, having played Oblivion, Skyrim, and even ESO (that also had rough release). The release of Fallout 76 especially hurt because it worries me about the direction Bethesda will take with its upcoming TES installment. When it eventually comes out, will it turn out as a Day-1 mess? Will its release be so horrific that no number of patches or free DLC could redeem it? I can only see a future where notable developers like Bethesda follow the same archaic path in an evolving market that demands both quality and change.