Bethesda’s Fallout teaser from yesterday has borne fruit and given us Fallout 76.
Fallout 76 is the next game from Bethesda Game Studios. Set in the often-mentioned Vault 76, the game appears to take place well before the events of Fallout 4, in a world only beginning to recover from the nuclear war.
You’ll recognise retro-future, Fallout universe tech such as the Pip-Boy, the computers etc. The trailer is very brief, only showing a couple of seconds of a vault dweller putting on their Pip-Boy before cutting to the title card.
Here is the teaser:
We’re not sure what genre Fallout 76 is, and Bethesda has not yet confirmed any platforms or a release date. There’s not even a product page for it on Bethesda’s own site.
However, Vault 76’s name comes with a lot of history. According to the wiki, Vault 76 is a control vault designed to be opened 20 years after the war, which lines up with the message playing on the TV in the trailer.
By comparison, Fallout 4’s main events (excluding the prologue) take place over 200 years after the war. Vault 76 is said to be designed for 500 occupants, but was never shown in other Fallout games, only referenced.
Bethesda confirmed more details will be revealed at its E3 2018 showcase, scheduled for June 10 at 6:30pm PT / 2:30am BST (June 11).