Fallout 76

Discussion in 'Fallout 76' started by Hassknecht, May 30, 2018.

  1. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010

    So, the next Fallout game will be Fallout 76. That's all we really know, so let the rumours begin and have some weaponized autism dissect the teaser trailer until we actually learn something substantial at E3!
    So the game possibly takes place 25 years after the bombs, which is a nice change I think.
    I really hope it's not a pure multiplayer game, I'm just not into that stuff.
  2. Heathen

    Heathen First time out of the vault

    May 27, 2018
  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    There's also this, where a Reddit user predicted the name a few hours before it was released. He claims to be "just a guy with his ear to the ground" and says this:
    Sounds reasonable, these users seem to have actual insight, unlike basically every other pseudowhistleblower before Fallout 4.
  4. Unorthodox Outlander

    Unorthodox Outlander It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 28, 2017
    Well, here's a nice little analysis/review of current hypothetical info:

  5. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Reposted from thread I shouldn't have posted it in:

    More info/rumors from Schreier at Kotaku:

  6. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Notice all the latex and rubber (baloons) and the fact that all the toys are dirty.

    Sexorz confirmed.
  7. rogerdv

    rogerdv First time out of the vault

    Dec 18, 2007
    Is it going to be worse than Fallout 4?
  8. D Borous

    D Borous It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 2, 2015
    As expected, it seems no true major franchise nowadays can't have its own multiplayer centric kind of installment. Maybe a true MMORPG that might have come in the noughties a'la ESO isn't all that fashionable in this age. I bet they'll say the same things about this one that EA/Bioware will be saying about Anthem: that it can be enjoyed as a singleplayer experience as well as a multiplayer one, but I know anything about these types of games, it willl heavily favor co-op multipllayer survival whathaveyou. They'll want that to be a thing that can be supported for many years beyond the usual DLC season a singleplayer game might have had.

    Course, games of this nature often have some kind of insidious monetization scheme as as reason for the upkeep and continued support. Now I don't expect them to buy into lootboxes considering how ugly they look right now, but I'd be suprised if they promise completely free content post-launch.

    One thing I'm certain of however; there willl be even less of an aderrence to western-RPG mechanics in this one than there was in 4. There likely won;t be no set role players will be forced into; you'll likely play a more blank state kind of character. But if anyone goes into this expecting meaningful choices, being able to influence various factions to their end, stuff like that. They can just about forget it. The very nature of a online game works against such ideas.

    Anyway that's what I think.
  9. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    Well I do see a pip boy 2000. So Ayyyyyy. But other that. I hear it's going to be set in year 2102 so about 25 years after the war and set in West Virginia.....Oh come on. West Virginia....Of all places you had to choose WV. But the idea of hunting in the Appalachians sounds fun
  10. Unorthodox Outlander

    Unorthodox Outlander It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 28, 2017
    ...I have to admit, I do see slight appeal in a co-op feature: namely, having somebody else to watch your back that isn't working on crappy ai-programming (does-not-know-how-to-stealth, suicidal charges, blocking the dang doors, etc.). There's also the nice idea of having the other player specialize in a different area so that the both of you can have more options early on.

    Of course, that's an idealistic dream in the face of the more likely everybody's-the-same-shooter a la most modern FPS games...
  11. Heathen

    Heathen First time out of the vault

    May 27, 2018
    I don't hate the idea tbh, as I posted previously I think a Fallout spinoff set shortly after the war and focused around building settlements could be enjoyable, if rather different from the main games. I just don't have a lot of faith that Bethesda will be able to pull it off without fucking it up somehow (finding some way to crap on the lore even further, cramming it full of shitty microtransactions, making the online component mandatory so you have to deal with kids telling you they fucked your mom all day...). Also, the settlement building mechanics would need major improvements, if it's the same shit from Fo4 it would get old fast.
  12. yfk12

    yfk12 Degenerate who belongs on a cross

    May 31, 2018
    Here is a fairly well- thought out theory about what might be in the game. Worth a look.
  13. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 28, 2015
    How come video game fanbases make 10 minute + videos on a minute long trailer that told us nothing about it?
  14. yfk12

    yfk12 Degenerate who belongs on a cross

    May 31, 2018
    Not entirely based on the trailer. Maybe watch the video first.
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
  15. ironmask

    ironmask Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 10, 2018
    Just let fallout fucking die. I don't want this game to even exists.
  16. ArkBird

    ArkBird FO3 Fanboy

    Mar 3, 2016
    This game takes place supposedly 25 years after the Great War so pre FO1 and FO2. Any predictions on how the lore will be retconned this time? I think they'll have Super Mutants in the game even before the Master began his experiments.
  17. yfk12

    yfk12 Degenerate who belongs on a cross

    May 31, 2018
    Not to mention Deathclaws, Radscorpions, and Mirelurks, despite the fact that none of those species have any business being in fucking West Virginia.
  18. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 6, 2016
    all of them.

    Brace yourselfs, a new lore is coming.
  19. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Todd Howard, the ultimate necro-poster.

    Assuming you take anything Bethesda writes seriously. Just because they paid for a name doesn't mean we have to listen to their dumb asses. Real fans know that the Tim Cain/Josh Sawyer Fallouts are the only ones where the narrative actually matters.
  20. ActivePalpitation

    ActivePalpitation First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2018
    It's a shame. I think a true Fallout RPG with a 70's aesthetic would have been great.

    Actually, the whole Vietnam War climate would have fit in quite nicely in a New Vegas sequel where the NCR come home from the Mojave defeated.

    Damn, now I'm really disappointed that's not the case.