Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

‘Fallout 76’ Is A Series Prequel Four Times Bigger Than ‘Fallout 4’

‘Fallout 76’ Is A Series Prequel Four Times Bigger Than ‘Fallout 4’

Bethesda Game Studio's popular mobile game "Fallout Shelter" is now available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, executive producer Todd Howard announced Sunday during the Bethesda E3 2018 press conference.

Todd Howard precised the trailer with a brief description of Fallout 76.

"Fallout Shelter" is a free-to-play sim game where you build a vault, fill it with dwellers, and go on quests in the Wasteland. Not only that, but the developers delivered on their promise of an in-depth reveal of Fallout 76 and for the most part fans are interested in seeing their much smaller take on the "MMO" genre.

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The game seems to start us out on the day that the vault opens, called Reclamation Day. Let us know in the comments below.

Since the game is coming out in November, we could easily expect this beta in the next month or so.

Starting July 4th, anyone can visit the iTunes store to purchase the Inkspots-inspired cover of the classic John Denver song "Take Me Home Country Roads" as heard in the Fallout 76 trailer.

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There's a new system to set up a crafting outpost wherever you like, and six distinct regions to explore.

Since no games have been this early in the Fallout lore, Bethesda have an opportunity to branch out a lot in terms of monsters, level design and worldbuilding, and it's likely the game will focus more on newer creations than older fan-favourite weapons, items and characters. According to Howard, the game features completely new rendering software, lighting and landscape technology, allowing it to give us 16 times the detail that Fallout 4 could offer. If you don't see it right now, it should be there sometime tonight. Featuring PvPvE gameplay, players can choose to work together or kill one another in this world. In addition to the first real look at Fallout 76, the company also revealed that Game Pass subscribers were in for a special Fallout-themed treat. Players will be placed on servers with dozens of other people.

Unique to Fallout 76 are nuclear armaments that can be completely controlled by players. When joining up with friends, all your progression comes with you as well. In turn, Bethesda will be donating 100% of the proceeds (with a minimum of $100,000) from sales of the single to Habitat for Humanity in an effort to assist the organization in its goal of building more affordable housing. When you build a house, you are not committing to that parcel, as was the case in Fallout 4. So think of Fallout 76 as a persistent online RPG, but one that is sparsely populated given the fact that you all just survived a nuclear apocalypse. But beware, because your base could be attacked by any number of things at any time. There will be a massive Collector's Edition with a big wearable Fallout helmet too, if you've got money to blow on the Power Armour Edition.

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