Bethesda has officially announced the next entry in his beloved Fallout franchise, Fallout 76. After a day of online involvement, it revealed the new project with a short teaser trailer that offers some clues as to what to expect. Vault 76 setting. But, as Bethesda boss Todd Howard said just before his debut, it was meant only as a commotion – more will come at E3 2018.
However, after one single consideration, we know more than you might think. We went through the video a few times and noticed some remarkable things. Bethesda has also confirmed the game's platforms, though there's no word on a release date. However, the company has become accustomed to not announce things well in advance, so it is reasonable to expect that the wait will not take too long.
More will be announced during the E3 press conference on June 1
Which platforms are there?
Bethesda has confirmed Fallout 76 is released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, there is no word about a Nintendo Switch release that was out of the question after the Skyrim re-release on this platform. That could always come later, but until now, it only comes down to these three platforms.
Who develops it?
Bethesda Game Studios, the Maryland-based developer in charge of the Elder Scrolls series and both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, is working on the game. It's possible that other Bethesda studios are also working on the project, but BGS is the only one confirmed in the extremely brief fact sheet shared with the press. Obsidian, the developer of the beloved Fallout: New Vegas, had previously suggested that it was not associated with what Bethesda teased.
What is Vault 76?
The name of the game and what we see In the trailer Vault 76 apparently plays a major role in the game. It's not a place we've visited before, but that's not the first mention of the series. Both Fallout 3 and 4 refer to it and according to Fallout Wikia there were 500 people who should be a control group. It should be opened 20 years after a nuclear war. A poster shown in the Vault shows that its existence in 2076 should mark the three hundredth anniversary of the United States.
When does it happen?
Fallout 76 is displayed in the year 2102, based on the date subtle, at least partially indicated on a pip-boy in the trailer. In Fallout lore the bombs fell in 2077 and the first fallout game was discontinued in 2161; Fallout 2 in 2241; Fallout 3 2277; New Vegas 2281; and Fallout 4 in 2287. That would mean that this game plays far earlier than any previous title, which could offer a different kind of perspective on the world. The exact date on the Pip Boy is October 27, 2102; that could indicate a release date for the game.
What is Restoration Day?
One of the most eye-catching shots in the trailer shows the Atrium of the Vault designed for something called Complaint Day. Based on the celebration and the pictures, it is likely to be the day the vault is to be opened and residents should start rebuilding the outside world. It is strange that the above data is not consistent – if the vault was to open 20 years after the bombing, why did it take 25 years?
What is Song?
The trailer starts with the pip-boy playing a song – "Country Roads" by John Denver. It's about going to West Virginia, which might serve as the location for the Vault 76 and the game.