Bethesda Drop Sledgehammer Hints For A New Fallout Game

Delia Walker
June 1, 2018

Hopefully, they spend part of their E3 conference showing us exactly what Fallout: 76 is with gameplay. The game is apparently being "Developed by BGS [Bethesda Game Studios] in both Maryland and Austin (formerly Battlecry)". In case you haven't followed too closely to the overall lore of the Fallout series, the Vault-Tec vaults were pitched as ways of surviving the oncoming nuclear apocalypse, but were actually set up as extensive scientific experiments, subjecting their occupants to a multitude of odd or terrible things, including poison, psychological torture, and sometimes worse.

They also claim that their sources have told them that the game has evolved through the years, and doesn't quite match up with their original vision.

Another time a hand doing the Vault Boy thumbs-up would flash by, and later a man wearing a Skyrim shirt comes in and whispers something to the Vault Boy statue. In Fallout 4, the newsreader in the prologue mentions Vault 76 debuting in 2076 in honor of America's tercentenary when discussing Vault-Tec's plans to expand.

With no official word to dispute them, rumors are already circulating about what kind of game Fallout 76 is going to be. A "control vault" containing 500 occupants, living in Vault 76 doesn't appear to involve the cruel experiments most Vaults in the series have been known for. So far, it seems very likely that the new game will take place shortly after a global nuclear war in the year 2077 turns the whole into a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The song that played throughout the trailer was "Take Me Home, Country Roads".

The "Fallout 76" cinematic teaser gives little away about the game's form.

Surprise! The next Fallout game isn't a Fallout 3 remake. The radio console displays a date of October 27, 2102, which means it is set earlier than the other Fallout games.

We have a small yet significant insight into the game's setting, but it would be a drop in the ocean compared to what's actually on offer in the game, that much we know for sure.

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