Bethesda Details Fallout 76
During the Xbox E3 Briefing, Bethesda unveiled its official trailer for Fallout 76. It then followed this up at its own showcase presentation by revealing a release date and various details about the game, which is an always-online prequel to the rest of the series.
Fallout 76 is set in 2102, twenty-five years after the nuclear assault that turned America into a wasteland. Players control dwellers from the titular Vault 76 in West Virginia, tasked with reclaiming and rebuilding civilisation. The game is always online, with every human in the game being controlled by a player. The game will feature six distinct regions, with players having access to the Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) that provides shelter and lets them craft anywhere in the world. There are also multiple nuclear missile silos on the map that players can fire at any part of the world if they can collect the requisite access codes.
Fallout 76 will be released on November 14, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Those who pre-order the game will receive access for a B.E.T.A. (Break-It Early Test Application) version, which will be released first for Xbox One before being made available for other platforms. Bethesda also announced a limited Power Armor Edition, which is priced at $199.99/£174.99 and contains:
- Copy of Fallout 76
- B.E.T.A. access
- Tricentennial-design SteelBook
- Tricentennial in-game bonus items
- Full-scale wearable T-51 Power Armor helmet with West Tek canvas carrying bag
- Glow-in-the-dark world terrain map
- 24 collectible Fallout figurines
In other Fallout news, Bethesda spin-off title Fallout Shelter is now available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The free-to-play strategy simulation title was originally released for iOS and Android before later coming to PC and Xbox One, and sees players building and maintaining their own undergound Vault in the wasteland.