May
30
2018

The Fallout 76 trailer.

Found here.

Quick observations:

  • The calendar date is 2101, which would be twenty five years after the War.
  • The Vault number is 76, which looks to be deliberately evocative.
  • New magazines: Scout’s Life and Backwoodsman.
  • Lots of outdoorsy imagery.  Including a motorcycle and a Jeep. Dare we hope that there will finally be working vehicles in a Fallout game?

Some people say new standalone; some say ‘MMO.’  …I’d play a Fallout MMO, sure. And I have some hopes of being able to play whatever this is pretty darn soon, too.

17 Comments

  • acat says:

    I will go out on a limb and guess MMO .. it’s one of the few niches Fallout hasn’t mined yet, and .. it’s one that’s apparently seen as quite profitable. (“Evercrack” anyone?)
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    That said .. I’m really not sure how well it’d work as an MMO… I don’t think there are enough construction-minded scouts** to balance it out.
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    ** it’s quite nice to no longer need to gender ’em ..

  • Compound says:

    Oh. The teaser stream finished? Most of us were thinking it’d be running until E3, because well, E3.

  • Aetius451AD says:

    West Virginia would not be a bad spot to set an MMO if you wanted to expand an open world. You could expand into the Capitol wasteland with an expansion, and move up and down the eastern seaboard as you pleased. It offers a good balance between urban and outdoor environments.

    But Dear Lord, we are going to get inbred, mutated backwoods people.

  • junior says:

    Kotaku is claiming that anonymous (because they don’t want to get fired) sources have said it’s an online survival sandbox game. So it’ll apparently compete with Conan Exiles (among others).

    Also, Vault 76 has apparently been mentioned in earlier games, and was supposed to open only 20 years after the bombs fell.

  • UnmovingGreatLibrary says:

    I have been reminded that this video is from Rust, and since an anonymous leak on 4chan said Fallout 76 is going to be a Rust clone, hopefully someone will recreate quickly it with deathclaws: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrbaPi5J0Eg

  • Compound says:

    Two notes- One, we were one off from Vault 77. That’s the one filled with one survivor and a Vault full of puppets. Someday its story will be told…
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    Also, some folks on Twitter are hoping that this will be a “non-violent, alliance building game.” Good luck with that. (And I know there was a computer strategy game in the 90s where you expanded from your bunker, Morrow Project style, to rebuild society but I’ve been unable to track the name of the game down.)

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Also, some folks on Twitter are hoping that this will be a “non-violent, alliance building game.”

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA :wiping eyes: Yeah, that’s not gonna happen.

    • Aetius451AD says:

      ‘Some folks on twitter.’ aka ‘People who do not play Fallout anyway.’

      I am amazed at how many games seem to be being changed for people who will never play said games anyway.

      • UnmovingGreatLibrary says:

        If they do end up playing the game, want to team up and raid the heck out of them?

        • Moe_Lane says:

          Please. You take over those settlements, and then uplift them into a glorious world of functional toilets, municipal buildings, and missile turrets that dissolve every bloatfly that comes within a hundred feet.

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