Fallout 76 As an Online Survival RPG
What to Expect From Bethesda at E3 2018
With the recent announcement of Fallout 76, and not much information beyond reported leaks that the game won’t be a traditional Fallout game, we can definitely expect to hear more about it at E3.
With just a minute and a half teaser trailer to go off of, it would seem to take place in West Virginia, with the story revolving around Vault 76, one of Vault-Tec’s nuclear shelters. Vault 76 was designed as a control vault to compare its subject to those in the company’s experimental shelters.
The control vaults were intended to open their doors 20 years after the event of a nuclear strike. As seen on the Pip-Boy at the start of the trailer, the date is 25 years and four days after The Great War in Fallout canon. This is quite a bit sooner after the war than other Fallout Games, with Fallout 4’s Vault 111 having cryo-frozen its inhabitants for 200 years.
So what will we hear about Fallout 76 at E3? At this point, we really don’t know. But if reports from Kotaku are to be believed, we’ll be hearing about an online survival RPG that takes inspiration from DayZ and Rust. Time will tell if those rumors turn out to be true.