Bethesda just launched a teaser trailer for Fallout 76, their newest entry into the company’s lauded post-apocalyptic series.
More information is expected to be unveiled at this year’s E3, but initial rumours suggest it will be a very different game than its predecessors.
Thanks to an alleged leak covered by Kotaku, the new Fallout will stray away from the gameplay of its sibling titles, taking a new approach closer to online survival RPGs like DayZ and Rust.
The game was originally intended as a multiplayer version of Fallout 4 but has evolved into a completely different beast with important changes to its overall design.
The new entry is called Vault 76, which according to the long-running Fallout lore opened some 20 years after the devastating nuclear war that serves as the central motif of the whole series. Vault 69 is supposed to be located somewhere in Washington DC, housing around 500 survivors.
If you’re as excited as us for this announcement, check out our live streaming guide for E3 2018 and tune into Bethesda’s press conference.
Fallout 3 and 4 take place around 200 years after the nuclear war in a world with rebuilt cities and huge self-sustaining settlements. Fallout 76 promises to take us into a very different scenario where the most pressing need of humanity is to rebuild.
“When the fighting is stopped, and the fallout has settled, you must rebuild,” says the narrator in the striking teaser trailer.
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The experimental new title has been in development not only at the company’s main office in Maryland, but also at Bethesda Game Studios’ newest branch in Austin.
Internet hearsay suggests it will feature quests and a unique story like other Fallout games, but 76 will introduce expanded base-building and experimental survival-based mechanics.
So far everything is the realm of gossip, and the only thing for certain is that we will have to wait until Bethesda’s official E3 press conference on June 11 to know all the details of the new release.