Being how I am (a dick) I decided to do some real time number crunching and analytics on Bethesda's performance. The litmus test I chose was STEAM since that's where the majority of people get Bethesda games and STEAM/Valves tracks users. Aaand here we go...
Over the last 30 days:
FO4 down -0.46% Skyrim down -7.57% New Vegas up +9.68% FO3 up +3.11%
So, according to THE MARKET (not my spin on things, critical thinker 'hate', or any other excuse the fanboys at Nexus and LL want to pull out of their asses) FO4 is a SHIT GAME and has been tanking for over a year. And that was BEFORE the Creation Club, which was intended to give the game a longer life span...and make money with microtransactions in the process. The numbers for Skyrim aren't much better BUT that player base is holding somewhat steady at around 27,500 active players each month (over the last 6 months).
What I find interesting is the renewed player base for New Vegas. Looking at the percentages, people have already turned their backs on FO4 and are returning to New Vegas (a game that's 7 yrs old and running on a dinosaur engine). That IS my spin on things since I'm not omniscient.
My point is Bethesda is worrying about the wrong thing. The are trying to make money off of microtransactions for a game people aren't playing. And it won't be any different when they roll out the Creation Club for Skyrim64bit. No one's fucking playing it and that means modders aren't making content for it like they are for the 32bit version.
I guess I need to dust off my unreleased NV/FO3 stuff and submit it....NAH. Fuck Bethesda.