Grab your Pip-Boys, as the next post-apocalyptic action-RPG from Bethesda — Fallout 76 — has officially been announced.
Following a mysterious tweet from Bethesda Softworks’ official twitter account yesterday, the gaming world has been waiting with bated breath as to what the behemoth publisher and studio was teasing. The tweet in question was a colourised image of the iconic “PLEASE STAND BY” from the Fallout universe. Said tweet is as follows:
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) May 29, 2018
Next, Bethesda Softworks hosted a 24-hour livestream on Twitch, which garnered over 140,000 viewers. The livestream culminated in the official unveiling of Fallout 76’s announcement teaser trailer. You can check out the teaser trailer below:
It looks like Fallout 76 refers to the vault where the game takes place. The trailer focuses on the interior of what looks like a well-maintained bedroom within a vault. Only one character is shown on-screen in the trailer, that of a casual vault dweller. Meanwhile, in the audio department, a cover of John Denver’s 1971 hit Take Me Home, Country Roads is sung, which could possibly indicate that this new Fallout title will take place in the state of West Virginia. Furthermore, according to a report from Kotaku, the game will be an “online game of some sort.”
Courtesy of a press release from Bethesda, Fallout 76 is in development at Bethesda Game Studios and is scheduled to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC. We’re sure to hear more at Bethesda’s E3 conference that takes place in a couple of weeks time. Stay tuned, as we’ll make sure to keep you posted as more information is confirmed.