Bethesda has officially announced that a new addition will be coming to the Fallout universe, titled Fallout 76.
In an earlier post on Twitter, Bethesda had teased that a new Fallout game might be coming, showing a gif of the iconic “Please Stand By” screen, albeit a new version.
In his stream earlier today, Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios director, introduced the game, explaining that there would be more at the company’s E3 showcase.
While no more information has yet to be leaked for the new Fallout game, Vault 76 (presumably the vault in which Fallout 76 will center around) has been mentioned in previous games. Fallout lore tells that the vault was a “control vault” in which 500 occupants now call home. It also states that these Vault Dwellers did not have to succumb to the same cruel experiments that other vaults were known for.
No mention has been made as to where the vault is located, but the teaser trailer features the song “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” which mentions the state of West Virginia, so this could be a clue.
Jordan Oloman, Editor-in-Chief for Quillstreak and writer for IGN, did some snooping and found the date October 27, 2102 hidden in the trailer. If this is the date the game will take place, it will be a predecessor to any of the games released thus far.
Ok, so I've done some trailer snooping. #Fallout76 is set prior to every Fallout game we've seen, occurs a few decades after the Great War. This is the year that Richard Grey (The Master) falls in the vat and mutates. Interesting. #PleaseStandBy pic.twitter.com/ALNaawhU6D
— Jordan Oloman 🦆 (@JordanOloman) May 30, 2018
Kotaku has also reported that inside sources are saying Fallout 76 will feature multiplayer, a first in the Fallout series. This is not confirmed, but it would bring an interesting dynamic to the game.
All in all, we will have to wait until the Bethesda E3 Showcase for more insight into Fallout 76. See below for the official trailer.