Bethesda has promised to keep 'Fallout 76' servers online "forever".

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The developer has promised to keep supporting its new online multiplayer game, and confirmed there are no plans to shut down its servers after a set amount of time.

The company's marketing executive Pete Hines told GameSpot: "How long is ['Fallout 76'] going to be up? Forever. I don't know how to give an answer other than that.

"It's not like anybody makes a game and goes, 'Well this is going to make it for 10 years if we're lucky.'

"Nobody thinks that way. How long has WoW been up now? Is that game planning to sunset in a year? I seriously doubt it."

Hines added that while there is a chance 'Fallout 76' could end if gamers stop playing it, it isn't something he is expecting to happen.

He explained: "We're going to keep going as long as people keep playing it and it shows no sign of slowing down.

"Once we get to private servers or whatever happens in the years following; I don't know. Maybe there's a point where it doesn't matter.

"But ... this is a massive franchise and a massive undertaking, and our commitment to it is it is never-ending, and that it continues on an ongoing basis."