Just looking at applications list for one of our game review systems, we're confronted with these launchers:
- GOG Galaxy
- Epic Games Launcher
- Nexon launcher
- Rockstar Social Club
- Windows 10 store
And because we're a hardware-centric site, most of our readers also likely use some mixture of:
- GeForce Experience
- AMD Gaming Evolved
- Logitech LGS
- Corsair CUE
- NZXT CAM
- MSI Afterburner
- EVGA Precision
- And all the other hardware tools.
Regardless, competition is a good thing – I'm just not personally sure that I like the way it's being done through (effectively) first parties, thereby requiring additional bloatware just to play the one worthy title.
We're curious if there will be some sort of resurrection of the Paid Mods Fiasco with the Bethesda.net launcher.
The good news: If Bethesda's launcher is buggy, maybe they'll release a Creation Kit in 8 months for modders to fix it. Nude credit cards mod incoming.
Editorial: Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke
Video Production: Andrew “ColossalCake” Coleman