Fallout 76 announced!

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Hassknecht, May 30, 2018.

  1. D Borous

    D Borous It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 2, 2015
    If you prioritised it, you could totally have a game set 20 years after the bombs that featured all these desperate bands and what not and really go into their mindsets and how each of them survived in their own way. There wouldn't have to be any "factions" exactly, but there could be some ideas and themes to explore. But the priority of this game is rather focused on gameplay; specifically the settlement building aspect of Fallout 4. Plus, the fact that its multiplayer in nature means there really can't be anything like player choice or anything you might find in a proper RPG experience.
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  2. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 28, 2015
    If what are the rumors are saying are true than I don't have much hope for it. However, the branch of Bethesda that's developing it is different to the normal current Bethesda as it's based in Austin. The new Fallout will also be their first game and their take on the series in general. So maybe it will have some redeeming value even if it is a rust clone? A 70's themed Fallout would still be interesting.


    Edit: It's a free to play studio
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  3. Paladin Waffles

    Paladin Waffles You only live twice.

    Nov 17, 2014
    I'm exited to learn more about this game. If the rumors are true and it has multiplayer I'm not actually against that. I've been wanting coop in Fallout since the beginning. I think Fallout co op could work well in isometric style or 3D FPS. I just hope that they don't sacrifice story for the sake of multiplayer but as these things tend to go, that'll probably be what happens. You can make a good story in a co op RPG format. I hate to use this game as an example because the game is kind of considered a failure (and for good reason) but SWTOR kind of succeeded at this, though it had some really serious problems as an MMO. The original Neverwinter Nights is probably a better example to use but that game also had a lackluster story in it compared to Baldur's Gate 2 and KOTOR. Are there any other examples of co op RPGs with great stories that anyone can think of?
  4. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    If the rumors of co-op are there, I may be interested, just to see if they pull it off if nothing else.

    If it goes full MMO I'm out.
  5. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
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  6. Nathan9962

    Nathan9962 First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2018
    I have no idea why but for some reason in all of the talks about this game no one has pointed out that they are all using pip-boy 2000's instead of the 3000 which we've seen in all of the Fallout games developed by Bethesda and Obsidian.
  7. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I've seen it mentioned but thought it was obvious.
  8. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    I've seen it pointed out a bunch of times.
    Don't really care all that much.
    It's not supposed to be wrist mounted but whatever, they want a cookie for getting the pipboy right? 10 years too late for that Bethesda.


    Are we getting a new Fallout 76 subforum by the way?
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  9. Nathan9962

    Nathan9962 First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2018
    oh, I just haven't heard anyone else talk about until now
  10. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Dunno, if it's basically just an elaborate Fallout 4 mod there's not much of a point to it... We'll decide after the E3 show.
  11. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    It's missing a few buttons though.
  12. Nathan9962

    Nathan9962 First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2018
    Well the pip-boy 2000 actually was wrist mounted it just didn't look that way. This is what is says in the guide for the original fallout

    The RobCo PIPBoy 2000 (hereafter called the PIPBoy), is a handy device that you wear on your wrist
  13. Nathan9962

    Nathan9962 First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2018
    I'm fine if Fallout 76 is multiplayer, but it would have to be optional, and you don't need to be in co-op to beat the game
  14. xKiwil

    xKiwil Courier 6

    Mar 18, 2018
    I agree with this 100%. Offline story with optional multiplayer would be fantastic.

    My only worry is Bethesda having some monthly subscription for online.
  15. Nathan9962

    Nathan9962 First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2018
    I'm pretty sure Bethesda wouldn't make you pay a monthly fee
  16. xKiwil

    xKiwil Courier 6

    Mar 18, 2018
    Say that to ESO when it first came out.
  17. Nathan9962

    Nathan9962 First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2018
    but they dropped that, they ended up learning their lesson, they're not going to do that again
  18. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, like Horse Armor tier DLC or paid mods. Bethesda learned their lessons from those fiascos and never did that kind of shit again.
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  19. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I don't know how you could tell the difference between post-and-pre apocalypse West Virginia.
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  20. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    If it is an online shooter as rumored, this may explain Bethesda's emphasis on Rage 2.

    Perhaps they'll be aping Rage 2's potential gameplay and mechanics for Fallout 76.

    Not helped that they seem to get away with that shit frequently. People seem to ignore or forget Bethesda's shit after enough time has passed, though the ESO monthly subscription one was one that did get remedied probably by Zenimax Online.