Bethesda makes a splash during E3 2018 with huge announcements. The studio has finally revealed information about Fallout 76, which is supposedly bigger than Fallout 4.
Making Alterations To An Established Franchise
The Fallout franchise has always been a single-player affair and offline, however, the developers want to tweak the experience and take everything online with multiplayer features. Todd Howard, the game studio's director as well as executive producer, took center stage to reveal interesting tidbits about the upcoming title.
He finally confirms that the new game is a prequel to previously released installments. Fans of the series do not have to wait long as the game reportedly come out this November. During the presentation's live stream, the hosts noted that every time Howard takes the stage during E3, fans can expect a lot of great surprises.
What To Expect From 'Fallout 76'
Early on during the reveal, Todd Howard reveals that Fallout 76 will feature a map area four times the size of Fallout 4. Bethesda explains that even though the sequel is exclusively played online, its system is not like those found on MMOs. Instead, it's estimated that players will normally encounter around a dozen other gamers on the same server.
The game does not force users to team up with others but it is encouraged. Players can choose to go on their own adventure, although everything seems a bit easier as a group. Gameplay footage mostly shows four players as they build elaborate settlements. Howard teasingly describes it as a "softcore survival" title but did not elaborate any further.
One of the new features to look forward to is a mechanic that allows players to use nuclear missiles to attack enemy settlements. Moreover, these can likewise be used against aggressive creatures that give users a hard time.
Future Plans And Other Announcements
As Bethesda's Fallout 76 showcase was about to end, Todd Howard noted that company plans to support the game for years to come. The game studio boasts that dedicated servers will be available to maintain a stable experience for its players. Just like most games that require a persistent online connection, the company is also set to hold a beta test to get the public's feedback on how well it performs.
Furthermore, a special collector's edition of the game called the Power Armor Edition will be available when it launches this year. The $200 package includes exclusive items such as a glow-in-the-dark map, plastic figurines, a steelbook case, special codes for exclusive digital in-game items, a West Tek canvas duffel bag, and a full-size wearable T-51B power armor helmet with a functional headlamp and voice modulator.