Bethesda announces Fallout 76 for Xbox One and PC

Yesterday, Bethesda hosted a strange livestream which basically showcased Vault Boy and a screen which said "Please Stand By". However, later on that night, a Bethesda employee came and "murdered" Vault Boy and that was the end of that. Luckily, this morning the mystery was revealed because Bethesda just announced a new Fallout game called Fallout 76. The title takes place hundreds of years before the events of Fallout 4 on "Reclamation Day".

Fallout 76 is expected to launch on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The studio didn't mention a Nintendo Switch version but the title should be Xbox One X enhanced. It's unclear if the game will release in 2018 or 2019 as further details are expected at E3 2018. Unlike its predecessors, Fallout 76 is rumored to be an online-focused game similar to Destiny or a massively multiplayer online experience.

Aside from the trailer, the developer didn't provide any other information. The game seems to be running on an upgraded Fallout 4 engine with added effects like better textures and reflections. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. Until then, simply rejoice in the fact that there's a new Fallout game coming and it's not a rumored remaster.

The Fallout franchise takes place in a post-apocalyptic United States ravaged by nuclear war. It's filled with threats like deadly factions and mutants. The games can be played from a first-person or third-person perspective just like The Elder Scrolls series. You can save twenty percent if you preorder the game right now.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.