E3 is here, and Bethesda finally gives us the details of his next Fallout game – and surprise, fans were absolutely right. Since the first teaser has fallen, the community has guessed that Fallout 76 will be the earliest game in the series' series and show a less-damaged world than the desolate landscape for which the franchise is known.
At Microsoft's Xbox One ($ 449.98 at Amazon.com) Event at the E3, Bethesda confirmed these basics and left the trailer, as seen above, with our first look at the overworld of the game fall – and promised to tell us even more about the game at his own event later tonight.
For the original teaser, the company spent a full day teasing fans with a live stream from an unmanned TV. It sat for hours and showed only a replicated test pattern from the fifties with the words "Please stand by". Then the company rolled out:
The original trailer itself did not say much about the game – but not Keep the fans from developing theories: from analyzing the cover of Take Me Home to Country Roads, following the trailer Hints play, down to a blurry screenshot of the game from a documentary about Bethesda.
In fact, some fans can not wait – they've gone back to Fallout 4 ($ 14.99 at Walmart) .
Other fans have already dressed!
Then there are the fans, who are very careful – and are prevented from being hyped until they learn more about the mysterious title.
Anyway, most fans are waiting for the news, at least with a pinch of humor.
The truth is that there is not much official information about Fallout 76 – but here's everything you need to know about the game to be ready for E3.
What is Fallout?
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if the Cold War had gotten hot and everybody had been bombarding with nuclear bombs? This is fallout. The first game takes place just over 80 years after the destruction of the world by nuclear war and shows a dystopian wasteland, which was built on the ruins of the United States. Fallout 2 took place only a few decades later, but when Bethesda took over the franchise, the timeline jumped forward: Fallout 3 Fallout New Vegas and take place around 200 years after the Bombs had fallen.
In most games, the player is the descendant of people who survived the war by retreating to long-term bunkers called the Vaults – and for the first time leaves the comfort of their underground city to find a ruined and dismal world to explore ,
It sounds grim, but it's surprisingly full of humor and great music, while its captivating open worlds are supported by solid RPG mechanics.
Okay, so, what is Fallout 76? [Fallout] If Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 are something to pass, Fallout 76 would be the earliest game in the Fallout timeline. Earlier games in the series mention Vault 76 as one of the earliest open bunkers – just over 20 years after the bombing.
This means that players in Fallout 76 will see a world ravaged by nuclear war but not destroyed by time – one of the first survivors of the First World War. And most of all, the first survivors to start rebuilding society.
It's Much More Colorful Than Fallout 4
Earth may be poisoned by nuclear fallout, and the future of the planet's flora may be grim – but in Fallout 76, the bombs are not dropped so long ago. This means that it does not look as muddy, boring and brown as some of the previous games. Early shots of the game world show a landscape with plants and trees in all sorts of colors.
It does not hurt that the buildings in this version of Fallout have been empty for a few dozen years … not hundreds.
It's the biggest fallout game ever!
Bethesdas Pete Hines said at the Microsoft Xbox One event at E3 that it was the biggest Fallout Game . In fact, the game world in which it is played is four times larger than Fallout 4, the last biggest game in the series. That's a lot to explore.
That's all we officially know so far, but it goes well with all the rumors we've heard, like …
According to sources close to Kotaku, Fallout 76 began as a multiplayer prototype for Fallout 4, but evolved into an online survival RPG. This really makes a lot of sense: Fallout 4 introduced the mechanics to the franchise and instructed the player to build settlements for other survivors. Bringing this mechanic online would create a game akin to DayZ or Rust – an open-world multiplayer fallout game where players gather resources, build settlements and bases, and defend them against other players and the environment.
Bethesda has not confirmed any of these rumors, but they still have a lot of weight: the name of the game, its online style and comparisons with Rust have been anonymous on Reddit and 4chan for months.
You may play it soon
The game was just teased – but you may not have to wait long to play it. Just days after Bethesda announced the game, an Amazon entry appeared on July 31st. The alleged launch date on Tuesday was taken promptly, but it would not be the first time that a fallout game came onto the market just months after its release. In 2015, Bethesda showed Fallout 4 for the first time at E3. You are.
We will hear more about Fallout 76 tomorrow – E3 2018 is already starting.
You can also watch GameSpots coverage of Fallout 76 and Giant Bomb's coverage of Fallout 76. And for all things E3 2018, visit Gamespot and watch the press conference here.