Much has been said and written regarding Fallout 76 already – how Bethesda’s online-only approach could be either the best step for the series or the worst. The absence of any singleplayer experience would surely bring Fallout series fans’ mind to halt. Loneliness in the face of nuclearized landscapes has always been one of the attractions on this type a game – a world that responds and is “written” only by us.
Bethesda has now released a gameplay trailer for Fallout 76, which seemingly sends a mixed message. It could be just confirmation bias here, but the original intro saying that “most of the others have already gone” and “you come from every walk of life: every race, color and creed” do seem to speak to the multiplayer component of a character creator and a lore-infused way of explaining other players’ presence. At the same time, the entire trailer focuses on graphics, the new tech behind landscapes and the new weather and detail system, which allows for up to 16x more graphical assets to be displayed. And the way the creatures of Fallout and West Virginia appear does speak to a single-player approach to combat – for now. We’ll see, as Bethesda further pulls the curtains – particularly in the Beta for Fallout 76, which is rumored to be available first on the XBOX family of consoles rather than the PC. Watch the trailer after the break. If you want to know more about the making of Fallout 76 – and get a deeper glimpse at the game and its development – feel free to watch the Noclip video embedded below as well.
Sources: YouTube, Fallout 76 Beta, The Making of Fallout 76 – Noclip https://www.techpowerup.com/rss/news