Update (See Original reflection below): Kotaku’s Jason Schreir is reporting that based on three sources he has spoken to, “Fallout 76 is in fact an online survival RPG that’s heavily inspired by games like DayZ and Rust, according to three people familiar with the project.”
This goes hand in hand with what we see as the latest trend in gaming, massive multiplayer online constructs that mix in both survival and tactical moment to moment gameplay or battle royale style quick paced action. This includes a wide rang of games from games like DayZ with a more tactical approach to the much beloved H1Z1, Fortnite and PUBG with more combat focus in battle royales. This also means Bethesda is throwing its hat in with Battlefield V and Black Ops IIII. Expect an October release date my friends.
Original Story follows….
This morning, to conclude a long stream on their Twitch channel yesterday, Bethesda announced Fallout 76 with a trailer that can be seen here: Fallout 76. Not much else is currently known, but the speculations around what Bethesda has been working on are rampant. Bethesda itself remained cryptic, stating on Twitter:
The company will reveal more at E3 2018, with the clear expectation that this is something they’ve been working on a long time. Will we see a MMORPG in the style of Elder Scrolls Online? Probably. This would rectify the mishandling many felt ESO went through in its early stages, give Bethesda a new dimension to one of its most popular franchises, and provide healthy competition against the ever vast wasteland that is becoming populated with massively popular Battle Royale Genre. This would allow Bethesda to join Battlefield V and Black OPS IIII among others at E3 announcing massive online multiplayer worlds to inhabit. We shall see.