Even though we all know that Bethesda Game Studios has their own E3 2018 conference scheduled for later, Todd Howard made an appearance during Microsoft’s show in order to give a glimpse of Fallout 76. The biggest knews about the game was that it would be a prequel to everything else in the Fallout franchise, and that it would be “four times the size of Fallout 4,” which isn’t something to take lightly.
Check out the trailer below.
I will admit that I loved Fallout 4, even if it was slightly disappointing in some ways (dialogue), so I’m overjoyed for Fallout 76. “Four times bigger than Fallout 4″ is pretty huge. It also looks like a pretty lush landscape, too, and that might be because the world has yet to be completely ravished by war. It is a prequel, after all. Expect “older” technology, more populated landscapes, and of course, lots of new awesome vaults to explore.
There is still so much more to learn about this game, like what exactly is it in terms of Fallout installments? There’s a lot of reason to believe that the game will not be a full sequential installment, and one glaring clue is the title. You could expect a title like Fallout 5 for something that would be a complete, and fully realized follow-up. In this case, most people are speculating that we’re going to see some sort of online survival game, which I think is a fantastic idea, and something really fresh for the Fallout series.
There will most likely be a big return of the settlement system from Fallout 4, the crafting system where players rebuild and modify settlements in the wasteland. A big hint at that would be the narration saying the word “rebuild” over and over. That was probably my least favorite aspect of Fallout 4, so hopefully you can mostly ignore it like you could with the last game.
Stay tuned for more information on Fallout 76 after the Bethesda show later tonight.