Todd Howard dropped by Microsoft’s E3 presser today to give us our first gameplay look at Fallout 76, a prequel to the post-apocalyptic series. Set in the hills of West Virginia, Fallout 76 will be a whopping four times bigger than Fallout 4, Howard said. Judging by the trailer, it looks like the focus of the game is going to be on rebuilding the world after the bombs drop. Hope you like the settlement system in Fallout 4, because there’s a good chance it’ll get expanded in Fallout 76.
Bethesda first announced Fallout 76 late last month with a teaser revealing the game’s title and not much else. But rumors began swirling immediately, and Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reported later that same day that the game would likely be an online multiplayer survival game in the spirit of DayZ and Rust. It makes sense that the game won’t be a full-fledged entry in the Fallout series so close to the release of Fallout 4, given the time a Bethesda open-world RPG typically takes in development.
In this teaser trailer, we see a surprisingly intact wasteland dotted with Power Armor, airplanes, new mutant monsters, and never-before-seen cities.