Bethesda has announced it is sunsetting its own Bethesda.net Launcher, embracing Steam instead.
Bethesda has a long and storied history in the video game industry, eventually being acquired by Microsoft in 2020. The company has maintained its own game launcher, Bethesda.net, but is now shutting it down in favor of the Steam platform.
The company plans to begin the migration in April, providing detailed instruction to users on how to migrate their game library and Wallets.
We’re saying goodbye to the Bethesda.net Launcher this year. We would like to thank you for your support and assure you that all of your games are safe. If you’re not playing PC games through the Bethesda.net launcher then your work is done here. Thanks for reading! If you do have games through the Bethesda.net launcher, don’t worry. Starting in early April you’ll be able to migrate your games and Wallet to your Steam account.
The migration process is expected to be completed by May, at which point the Bethesda.net Launcher will no longer be available.