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Fallout 76 announced by Bethesda, full reveal coming at E3

Fallout 76 announced by Bethesda, full reveal coming at E3

It was to everyone's surprise that Bethesda announced something Fallout related was coming to E3 this year. The trailer even features the dialogue, "In Vault 76, our future begins".

What do you think about the first look at Fallout 76?

Update: Fallout 76 is the next Fallout game from Bethesda Game Studios.

According to Kotaku's sources, Fallout 76 is an online survival RPG, serving as a spin-off title for the franchise. While some of the more popular theories were Fallout 5, Fallout Online, and a remaster of Fallout 3, Bethesda seems to have forgotten how to count. This "control vault", used as a baseline to compare to the more experimental vaults, housed 500 occupants and was set somewhere in Virginia (as opposed to West Virginia, as famously mentioned in Denver's ode).

Fallout 76 will be properly revealed at the E3 2018 conference by Bethesda Softworks on June 10 at 6:30pm PT. On the surface, Fallout 76 resembles other recent games like Fallout 4, but mechanically the game will have some differences including online play. My guess is that this is an expansion of Fallout 4's settlements system, to the point of not just building towns but entire working cities. Other than the obviously safe and domestic lifestyle the dwellers lead, a poster that reads "Reclamation Day", and balloons and confetti everywhere not much more can be gleaned from the teaser. If a report from Kotaku is to be believed, that's exactly what Bethesda plans to do with Fallout 76, which won't be a traditional single-player RPG. It will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. But there are some things we do know, both from general Fallout Lore and leaks via a number of sources. No word if our player will be able to leave the vault and journey to a vast open apocalyptic world like previous titles, or is vault 76 really our new home. Fans of Bethesda's games regularly clamor for multiplayer in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, but the developer has yet to oblige with official co-op support in any of its mainline RPGs.