Fallout Fans where excited to hear Bethesda tease a new addition to the Fallout Franchise. They also revealed that it takes place in West Virginia. The Song gives that away obviously. West Virginia is actually my home state and where I live. The trailer starts reminiscently like Fallout 3’s teaser trailer.
What do we know about Fallout 76?
The Trailer doesn’t explain a lot right away about Fallout 76. Vault 76 is opened in 2076 to celebrate America’s Tricentennial (300th anniversary of the founding of America). The Pip-Boy 2000 shows a date for October 27th, 2102. This is just shy of exactly 1 year before the Great War destroys the world. Vault 76 is listed as a “Control Vault” consisting of 500 occupants. While other vaults had some kind of experiments done on the residents, this vault did not. It’s among 17 vaults known to control vaults. We also see in the trailer, a TV playing in color. Past Fallout games never showed colorized TV sets. In the video being played in the trailer, it shows a recording outside Vault 76. We see a man standing at a podium and telling the crowd “When the fighting as stopped, and the dust settles, you must rebuild.”
Should we be concerned?
Most of the actual gameplay mechanics are rumors from credible sources. It looks like Fallout 76 will be an “Online Survival RPG.” It will not be an MMO like The Elder Scrolls Online, but more like Rust. If you’re expecting a single player experience, focused on storytelling, then you may be disappointed. If you hate the settlement building in Fallout 4, you’re likely to be disappointed too. Bethesda has said they are trying something new with Fallout. For now, we don’t know a lot. Because of this, many people are speculating what this game will be like. Will this game be a hit for the Fallout Franchise? Or, will this be the Fallout version of Metal Gear Survive? For now, we will just have to wait and see what Todd and Pete have to say at this year’s E3.