Todd Howard, the creative director of Bethesda Softworks and behind the Elder Scrolls and Fallout games stepped out onto the stage at Microsoft’s E3 show to give us another look at the studio’s upcoming game, Fallout 76. Howard confirmed a couple aspects of the game, but left a lot of questions lingering for Bethesda’s E3 show later tonight.
Howard confirmed that the game is set before all the other Fallout games, just a couple decades after the bombs were dropped – nearly 200 years before Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. The game is set in West Virginia, where you’ll exit Vault 76. The trailer puts a heavy emphasis on rebuilding and it seems like it’ll be at a large scale. The world they showed was much more lush than the Fallout we’re used to, suggesting that maybe West Virginia wasn’t hit as hard as Boston or Washington D.C.
What Howard didn’t talk about was what this game will play like, whether it’s single player or multi, online or off, or anything like that.
Expect that later tonight at Bethesda’s show.