Bethesda revealed in February that it’s planning to close its PC games launcher and move its games to Valve’s digital distribution service.
Games will no longer be playable on the Bethesda launcher from May 11, although players will still be able to transfer their library and wallet after that date.
Details on how to complete the transfer process can be found in a newly updated FAQ.
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Bethesda said purchases will carry over to a Steam account and many game saves will also transfer, but some may require manual copying.
Many of the publisher’s games and services will still require players to have a Bethesda.net account in order to retain access to things such as game mods and in-game items like skins.
Games that have the Bethesda.net Friends List will be merged after migration.
The move to Steam follows Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media last year.
And it comes ahead of the arrival of Bethesda Game Studios’ new sci-fi RPG Starfield, which will be released for Xbox Series X/S, PC and Xbox Game Pass on November 11, 2022.
Bethesda recently announced that this year’s QuakeCon event will be an all-digital show for the third year running. It will take place in August.