Bethesda announced its new game, Fallout 76, with a teaser trailer on its Twitter account. Not many details are known about the game, but from the title, it can be inferred that the game will deal with Vault 76 that has been featured, albeit passingly, in previous Fallout titles.
Bethesda hasn't released any more details about the game other than it being showcased at E3 in June.
In the tweet releasing the teaser trailer, Bethesda features the quote "our future begins," which could refer to the fact that protagonists in the game come out of vaults into a world that has been ravaged by a nuclear war.
At the moment there are scant details, besides the name of the game and when Bethesda will release more information about it. Kotaku is saying that the game will be some sort of an online game. It was developed by Bethesda Game Studios' main office in Maryland and its Austin office.
Bethesda will be announcing more details about the game at its E3 press conference on June 10.
Fallout 76 deals with Vault 76. The teaser shows a resident wearing a jumpsuit with the number 76 on the back while they put on their Pip-Boy. Vault 76 has been mentioned in Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 as one of the 17 planned vaults. It has around 500 people inside of it and it is supposed to open 20 years after the event of a nuclear war.
In the trailer, decorations around Vault 76 feature signs for Reclamation Day, which may be the day when the vault finally opens after the nuclear war that occurred in the game. Looking at the scenes at the vault, one of the curious things is a hat that can be seen on the bed, which is similar to the hat that the Mysterious Stranger wears. Perhaps that character would play a role in the game.
Vault Boy Twitch Stream
Prior to this, Bethesda teased this announcement by putting out a 24-hour live stream featuring only a bobblehead doll of the Fallout "mascot," Vault Boy. In the background, a screen presents the message "Please stand by." Bethesda also featured the "Please stand by" message on its Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Since the release of the teaser trailer by Bethesda, the stream has gotten over 2 million unique visitors. Before the stream was cut, Bethesda's Todd Howard appeared on it to announce the number of viewers and to tell them that they had just spent the whole time watching nothing.