Yesterday Bethesda was teasing a big announcement regarding the Fallout series, and now the curtain has been pulled back. The developer has revealed that they are working on a new installment in the series called Fallout 76, which is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
While very little information was given by the developer on the game, they did reveal that a lot more will be coming during the Bethesda Softworks E3 2018 showcase, which is on June 10th. However, some leaked information has surfaced that gives us a bit more to go one prior to the big press conference.
This information comes from Kotaku, who are claiming that Fallout 76 is an online survival RPG. The game is said to be heavily inspired by the likes of DayZ and Rust, and was originally prototyped as a multiplayer version of Fallout 4. However, it has evolved greatly since then and now includes a story, quests, base building and other survival-based multiplayer mechanics. The exact type of gameplay hasn’t been divulged due to lots of changes, but that will likely be coming during the E3 press conference.
In regards to when this game takes place in the timeline, the game’s title is in reference to Vault 76. This vault was meant to open 20 years after the nuclear war, whereas the third and fourth games took place over 200 years after the nuclear war. This game will apparently be taking place shortly after the war, which should offer some notable shifts in setting and atmosphere.
Fallout 76 is being developed by Bethesda Game Studios’ main office in Maryland, who also developed the likes of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. We’ll bring you more information on the game as soon as it becomes available.