By Andrew Dodson on May 30, 2018 at 10:40am
After a [a href="https://twitter.com/BethesdaStudios/status/1001478823257542662">brief tease yesterday on Twitter, Bethesda has surprised it's fan with the reveal of the next game in the Fallout universe - "Fallout 76." Check out the trailer below:
Only three years since the release of "Fallout 4," when the teasing tweet first went out, many people assumed we were getting a remastered "Fallout 3" (just in the time for the 10 year anniversary of the game). "Fallout 76" was quite a reveal. The trailer is mostly cinematic and doesn't give us a lot of information besides that the players will likely start in Vault 76 and based on the song playing in the background (John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads"), the game itself will likely be set in West Virginia.
Really, the reveal of a new game shouldn't be all that surprising. The gap between "Fallout 3" and the popular "Fallout: New Vegas" was only two years, and it's coming on three years since the release of "Fallout 4." While some concern over a rushed game may be warranted, especially after all the mixed reviews that "Fallout 4" suffered from, one should hold out hope that the developers have learned from the past and will be providing it's fanbase with a game like the one we loved in "New Vegas" but powered by updated system from "Fallout 4."
There is no release date yet for "Fallout 76," but if you check out the Fallout website, it seems to indicate that we'll learn more about the game (and possibly get a date) during the E3 Bethesda panel on June 10th.