[Report] Fallout 76 is an Online Survival RPG

[Report] Fallout 76 is an Online Survival RPG

Vault 76 was originally created to open only 20 years after the nukes wiped out the world (as opposed to the 200 years later that Fallout 3 and 4 took place in), which would make the world far less civilized and hostile, enabling Bethesda's ability to tie online survival elements into the game. Apart from traditional survival mechanics and base building, there will be a storyline and quests along the way, enhancing the overall experience. But the vault is silent and there is no one, save one person in a Vault 76 jumpsuit complete with a Pip-Boy and the ending statement, "In Vault 76, our future begins". However, an official fact sheet from the developer, that was incredibly sparse on any information included there that it will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, which should put to bed any fears that it is a mobile game. Check out promo images below. However, some leaked information has surfaced that gives us a bit more to go one prior to the big press conference. We'll bring you more when we do. This is somewhat unsurprising, as Bethesda and Todd Howard both spoke about the multiplayer potential of the franchise.

Todd Howard revealed that the upcoming game is being developed by Bethesda Game Studios. Fallout 3 and 4 are set over 200 years after the war, after much of the population has had time to reconstruct human civilization.

Like any good teaser trailer, it is just that - a tease.

Kotaku has said that they hear the game is going to feature an online component, though that is unconfirmed by Bethesda.

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In total, Bethesda's Fallout 76 trailer hit over 15 million views, with two million people tuning in for the 24-hour stream.

Personally I hope to see it double down on the idea of role-playing as a vault overseer (or, if it is multiplayer, a council of overseers), which Fallout 4's Vault-Tec Workshop DLC clumsily introduced.

No, this isn't the 76th entry in the Fallout series because the number just means the Vault that your player is from. That said, it is disheartening that Bethesda chose to tread this route with what possibly is its most successful franchise given the sheer number of online survival games doing the rounds. No matter what game comes out, I'd be interested to see where Bethesda takes the series as a whole.

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