Bethesda has officially announced the following entry for his beloved Fallout franchise, Fallout 76. After a day of teasing online, he revealed the new project with a brief breakthrough that offers some hints of what to expect and a look at his Configuration of Vault 76 . But as Bethesda boss Todd Howard said, just before it started, this was only a provocation: at E3 2018, more will come.
Still, we know more than you think after a single visit. We have reviewed the video several times and have noticed some things worth mentioning. Bethesda also confirmed the game platforms, although there is still no news of a release date. That said, the company has acquired the habit of not announcing things in advance, so it is reasonable to expect that the wait is not too long.
No doubt more will be revealed during the press conference of E3 of Bethesda, which will take place on June 10. We will also hear more about Rage 2 and about any other project the company has underway, it has already been said that this will be his biggest show
What Platforms Is It On?
Bethesda has confirmed Fallout 76 will be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, there is no information about a Nintendo Switch release, which did not seem discarded after the Skyrim relaunch came to that platform. That could always come later, but for the moment, it is only reaching those three platforms.
Who is developing it?
Bethesda Game Studios, the Maryland-based developer responsible for the Elder Scrolls series and both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, is working on the game. It is possible that other Bethesda studios are also working on the project, but BGS is the only one confirmed in the extremely brief data sheet shared with the press. Obsidian, developer of the beloved Fallout: New Vegas, had previously suggested that he was not involved with what Bethesda was joking about.
What is Vault 76?
Given the name of the game and what we see in the trailer, Vault 76 is apparently set to play an important role in the game. Although it's not a place we've visited before, this is not the first mention of the series. Both Fallout 3 and 4 reference it and, according to Fallout Wikia, it was occupied by 500 people who had to be a control group. It was scheduled to open 20 years after a nuclear war. A poster seen in the Vault shows that its existence was intended to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the United States in 2076.
When does it happen?
Fallout 76 is set at least partially in the year 2102, depending on the date subtly displayed in a Pip-Boy in the trailer. In the knowledge of Fallout, the bombs fell in 2077, and the first Fallout game was established in 2161; Fallout 2 in 2241; Fallout 3 in 2277; New Vegas in 2281; and Fallout 4 in 2287. That would mean that this game is established much earlier than any previous title, which could offer a different kind of perspective in the world. The specific date on the Pip-Boy is October 27, 2102; that could be pointing to a release date for the game.
What is Recovery Day?
One of the most striking shots of the trailer shows the atrium of the Vault decorated for something called the Day of Reclamation. According to the celebration and the images, this is likely to be the day the vault is opened and the occupants intend to begin rebuilding the outside world. The funny thing is that the aforementioned dates do not coincide at all: if it was badumed that the Vault would open 20 years after the bombs fell, why have 25 years gone by?
What song is playing?
Start the trailer with the Pip-Boy playing a song – "Country Roads" by John Denver. Talk about going home to West Virginia, which might perhaps serve as the location of Vault 76 and the game.