After a Tweet yesterday from Bethesda teased something new in the Fallout franchise, people started theorizing about what it could be. A spin-off a la New Vegas? A remaster of Fallout 3? Something new entirely? Well, we have a teaser trailer now and a title – Fallout 76.
There is no official announcement regarding what exactly the game is yet according to the trailer, but that we can expect more information as part of Bethesda’s E3 press conference on June 11. We also know the game will be launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Speculate as you might, apparently three anonymous sources close to the games development have said that Fallout 76 will not stick to the franchises traditional roots, instead opting for an online survival RPG style of gameplay inspired by games such as DayZ and Rust. They state that this is more of an experimental entry that was originally prototyped as a multiplayer version of Fallout 4, but has evolved well past that over the last few years.
It’s also worth noting that Vault 76 as referenced in previous Fallout games was meant to open just 20 years after the nuclear war, as opposed to the 200+ years post-war that Fallout 3 and 4 is set. If this title is set just a couple of decades after, this should allow for a more volatile wasteland to say the least.
While Bethesda are remaining tight-lipped on more information until their press conference, Fallout fans definitely have have a lot to think about. We’ll have more on Fallout 76 as it comes to light.
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