The Fallout series will be returning this year with the release of Fallout 76, but it will have a different approach to gameplay compared to previous games. The game will be an online multiplayer-focused game, and now it has been revealed that developer Bethesda has been hesitant to take the series in that direction.
Bethesda’s Todd Howard recently did an interview with The Guardian, where he discussed Fallout 76 and the new direction it is taking. He said the following:
“We want to be careful with our fans and other people who ask, ‘Is this what Fallout is for ever now?’”, Howard told The Guardian. ”It’s clearly not. It’s definitely its own thing,” he stressed. “We had the idea, and for a while now we’ve been thinking we should try it … we are sometimes afraid of doing it, as much as our fans are afraid of us doing it. But we’ve got to try new things.”
Fans don’t need to worry about this being a new direction that the series has now moved to exclusively, because that isn’t the case. Fallout 5 is very much going to happen, and it will focus on the single-player experience that everyone knows and loves. 76 is essentially Bethesda’s way of taking a risk with the series with a prequel game, rather than taking that risk with a main entry.
It won’t be too much longer until fans will be able to find out if Fallout 76 will be worth the risks, as the game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 14th.