Players will get to see how the future begins when Fallout 76 releases later this year.
Bethesda showed off the impressive first gameplay of the next Fallout game during their E3 2018 press conference! When Fallout 76 releases on November 14 it will feature six different regions to explore, each with their own theme and monsters to battle.
Set in West Virginia, Bethesda’s Todd Howard revealed that the online prequel will be more than four-times the size of Fallout 4.
Howard also explained that the new graphical systems allow them to offer up 16x the detail than previous games.
What differentiates Fallout 76 from other games in the series is its survival focus and multiplayer integration. While it can be played solo akin to past Fallout RPGs, the multiplayer will be a seamless experience.
There’ll only be dozens of players rather than hundreds in an instanced world (it is the apocalypse after all). Players that come across each other will be able to become allies or enemies depending on their choices.
Allies can choose to work together on building settlements like in Fallout 4, but now players can do so anywhere on the map. There’ll also be nuclear launch silos scattered throughout West Virginia, and Bethesda teased that what happens with them will be up to players.
The multiplayer twist is a departure from past titles, but seems like a natural evolution of the gameplay and post-apocalyptic nature of the series. Bethesda says they recognize the challenges of multiplayer development, and will be holding a beta before the game releases in November.
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