Bethesda returns to the wasteland. Before the E3 next month, the developer officially announced Fallout 76 – although we do not know much about the game except the name. A quick teaser showed the inside of a nuclear bunker, but that's it already. We expect to hear more about the game next month at the Bethesda E3 news conference. It is slated for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC when it finally launches, and it is being developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the same team behind Skyrim and Fallout 4 .  The publisher yesterday raised the news with a cryptic tweet followed by a twitch stream that lasted almost a day and showed little more than a vault boy character in front of a TV. 19659003] Fallout Twitch "/>
The last major entry in the series Fallout 4 was released in late 2015 and introduced players to an irradiated version of Boston. Bethesda continued to support the game for some time with several major additions and small add-ons that culminated in 2016 with the "Nuka World" expansion. The series was also extended to mobile with the carefree strategy experience Fallout Shelter and the game is still running with regular updates. (The free-to-play game eventually came to PC and Xbox One.)
Bethesda is now one of the few major publishers who are intensely interested in the Nintendo Switch. The publisher has released versions of Skyrim and Doom on the handheld and will see a switch port for Wolfenstein II
Fallout 76 next month is only one of several major game discoveries before the E3 in June. Bethesda also showed the post apocalyptic shooter Rage 2 before the show, while new iterations of Call of Duty and Battlefield were revealed. (The later caused a bit of controversy on the way.) The first E3 Keynote begins on June 9th. As always The Verge will be live.