New Fallout Will Take The Series To A New Direction

The game will reportedly resemble other RPGs, including quests and a storyline, as well as the ability to build bases and other things necessary for survival.

"In Vault 76, our future begins".

After leaving their fans in a state of anticipated excitement, Bethesda Softworks has finally announced the newest iteration in the Fallout series: Fallout 76. Check out promo images below.

More about the game will be announced at E3 2018 at Bethesda's own press conference. So fans would be forgiven for thinking that Fallout 76 will also be a single player action RPG, however, they'd be wrong.

More concrete details are promised for Bethesda's June 10 showcase presentation.

We'll know more soon, of course. Redditor SoMeh accurately predicted Fallout 76, which gives the user a solid amount of credibility; otherwise, his claim wouldn't have much to go on. It isn't the first time Bethesda has turned to playing online to mix up their franchises, just look at Elder Scrolls Online. The vault was created to open 20 years after a nuclear war, and was among the seventeen known control vaults, meaning that it was used as a baseline to compare to experimental vaults. Bethesda's made strides in supporting the Switch with ports of Skyrim, Wolfenstein, and DOOM, but a port of Fallout 76 for Nintendo's hybrid console wasn't confirmed with today's announcement. Other rumours suggest that it may be a management sim akin to that of Bethesda's mobile game, Fallout Shelter, but with more depth and focus on the Overseer's role. Recently, Kotaku stated that what they know of this reveal is that it is a new game. The game is apparently being "Developed by BGS [Bethesda Game Studios] in both Maryland and Austin (formerly Battlecry)".

At this point, not much is known about this new game except that it's set in the "Fallout" universe and that it likely has Vault 76 as one of the central plot points. Kotaku reports there will be some online component to the game. No matter what game comes out, I'd be interested to see where Bethesda takes the series as a whole.

  • Arturo Norris