Bethesda Softworks, developer of the Fallout Video Game series has unveiled their next title – Fallout 76. Fallout 4 was released almost 3 years ago in 2015 and we’re finallly getting the next game.
The Teaser Trailer, and what it reveals
The teaser trailer features John Denver’s hit 1971 song – Take Me Home, Country Roads. This song talks about West Virginia, a place in eastern USA which could mean that Fallout 76 is set in West Virginia, USA. Bethesda’s Press Site also refers to Fallout 76 being referred to as ‘Mountain’ as the codename – this could hint that the game will be set near the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, USA.
The trailer starts with Fallout’s iconic ‘Please Stand By’ intro, then the Bethesda Game Studios logo. We then see an old radio which starts playing the Country Roads song. We then see the camera zooming out, revealing scenes of a house. A poster is revelealed that says -1776-2076, Vault-Tec salutes America, and then the bottom text says ‘Introducing Vault 76 – The Official Vault of the Tricentennial’.
Vault 76 has been mentioned before in Fallout 3. Here’s what the Fallout Wiki says about Vault 76 –
“The Vault-Tec terminal in the Citadel lists Vault 76 as a “control” vault, with 500 occupants. The vault was designed to open 20 years after a nuclear war, and was among the seventeen known control vaults, meaning that it was used as a baseline to compare to experimental vaults. It is also mentioned in one of the alien captive recorded logs (no.13) recorded by Giles Wolstencroft, a Vault-Tec official who was abducted while inspecting the vault’s construction site. 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.”
The trailer continues with more scenes of the same house. We see several people on the TV Screen and suited person in front of the Vault 76 addressing the crowd about it. A computer is revealed which says ‘You are Invited!’ indicating that the owner of the house is invited to Vault 76.
The vault is then revealed. We see the vault being decorated with balloons and confetti all around, and a big poster saying ‘Reclamation Day’ is shown. This indicates that the Vault is finally going to be open and the 500 occupants would be able to get out and explore the outside world. After that, we finally see the Vault Boy, putting on the Pip Boy on his arm. He’s seen wearing a jacket with ’76’ written on the back, in golden color. A background voice says ‘In Vault 76, our future begins.”
If you watch the teaser trailer in HD or 4K, you might notice a small detail around 1:10 – the Pip Boy has a date! Specifically, the date is October 27, 2102. This could even be hinting the release date of Fallout 76. The game seems to be set way before other Fallout games. According to the Fallout Timeline, Fallout 4 was set in 2287, Fallout 3 was set in 2277, Fallout New Vegas was set in 2281, Fallout 2 was set in 2241, and the first Fallout game was set in 2161. This indicates that Fallout 76 is set 59 years before the Fallout Franchise started.
Platforms the game will be on
Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 76 will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Skyrim’s re-release made it on Nitendo Switch, so Fallout 76 might be released on Nintendo Switch later on but for the time being the game will be released only on those three platforms. The game will be developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the studio behind development for Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.
More Info to come at E3 2018!
All this is just a handful of information we have on the game. A full reveal and showcase with in-game footage will be released on June 10, just 10 days from now, at E3 2018. Bethesda’s E3 Press Conference will surely be very exciting, with teasers saying that this will be the biggest show by Bethesda yet. Here’s a lineup of other games to be revealed by Sony at E3 2018, if you’re into that.