There’s no one out there who can dismiss the fact that Fallout 4 has become quite a hype. Everyone is getting buried in their consoles or PCs, slashing Deathclaws and searching for lost sons. Fallout 4 has proved to be an earth-shaker, a heart-breaker and even a marriage-breaker. Bethesda was sued by a disgruntled player after he lost his job and his wife due to his addiction toward the open-world game.
It does not come as a surprise that an individual can become engrossed in a video game. In face, we can say for sure that engrossement is the trademark of an authentic computer game, and a standard all game developers should be looking forward too.
But engrossement could easily transform into something unpleasant. We are, of course talking about addiction. Such is the case of a man from Russia who decided not to face his personal issues, but rather to put the blame on Bethesda for making such an addictive game.
The Russian player, hailing from the Krasnoyarsk, bought his copy of the critically-acclaimed RPG some time ago, and since then we turned away from friends, family and job. As a result of his addiction, the man lost his job, due to extended leaves of absences.
After a while, the man found out that his wife filed a divorce, complaining that ever since her husband bought the game he began ignoring her and their children.
Learning this, instead of facing the consequences and making amends, the game decided he should take another course of action. As so, the Russian player actually sued Bethesda for losing his job and his wife because they made a game that’s too addictive.
Moreover, the man demands monetary compensation for his loss. According to his claims, Bethesda is to issue a formal apology and to pay the sum of 7000 dollars.
The man also made a press comment in which he explained his gestures. He declared that if he knew that the game was so addictive, he would have waited until the holiday season in order to play it or he would never have bought it in the first place.
Furthermore, the Russian player urges the company to pay more attention with their labeling. He said that Bethesda should label their games as being addictive.
Bethesda released no official comment regarding this situation, and we are unsure if the trial is to take place or not. But something tells us that when the heat will pass, the man might find out who is exactly is to blame for his „unfortunate” situation.