Fallout fans were surprised when yesterday, Bethesda launched a 24-hour livestream on Twitch that revealed a teaser for the latest entry in the beloved franchise: Fallout 76. These teasers are meant to act as an appetiser to the main course of Bethesda’s E3 conference, where Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard will release more details.
The teaser, as seen above, is a short, minute and a half video which begins with John Denver’s “Country Roads” playing out of a lone Pip-Boy on a nightstand. The viewer is given a brief tour of Vault 76, which will be the starting point for the player character in Fallout 76. Not much is known about the vault itself, or what secret, insidious test will be presented to its inhabitants.
From the teaser, Vault 76 appears to be a well-kept and furnished place, with a video playing, informing the vault-dwellers, “you must rebuild” once the fallout has ended. Achievement trophies and the aftermath of a party are strewn about, giving the feel that this shelter housed ambitious, happy people who eagerly took to their duty of creating a better future in a post-fallout world. Time will only tell what Vault 76’s true nature will be, however.
There have been rumors following a Kotaku report suggesting that this newest Fallout game will be an online, multiplayer addition. There have been no official confirmations from Bethesda, however, as more information will be released during E3.
Fans have displayed skepticism regarding the potential for Fallout 76 being an online, survival RPG, with the hashtag “#SavePlayer1” swarming the official teaser trailer and trending on Twitter. This is a reference to Bethesda’s video released December 2017, mocking the growing trend of multi-player games being released, and assuring fans that they will continue to release content for “single-player gamers in need.” Many feel that it would be hypocritical of Bethesda to release a mainstream, online game so quickly after #SavePlayer1 was made.
It has been confirmed that Fallout 76 will be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, although there is no news as yet regarding an official release date.
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