esterday Bethesda teased all of their fans with "Please Stand By" branding all over their social media pages. For hours on end gamers around the world watched a live stream that Bethesda started on Twitch of just a simple TV and Vault Boy Bobble Head and stood by for news.
This morning we found out what it was all about. Bethesda is releasing a new Fallout game titled Fallout 76 and announced the game with a teaser trailer. In this article we are going to breakdown the trailer and talk about some predictions for the game.
So first off, we need to say that Fallout 76 will go in a complete new direction and will be very different from previous Fallout games. We won't know for sure how different it will be until E3 2018 which is only weeks away. One thing I want to talk about is where Vault 76 will be located and I know a lot of people have a lot of different theories, but this is mine. I think Fallout 76 will takes us to Virgina or Texas, or at least one of the Southern States of America. The reason I think this is because of the song that plays throughout the trailer which is John Denver's, Take me home Country Roads. A typical country song and song that is associated with the Southern States of America. If I remember right, I think I remember Vault 76 being mentioned in Fallout 3 and it being said that it was in Virginia.
From looking at the Pip-Boy in the trailer we can see that the date is 27th October 2102, which would be around 25 years after the Great War and the Pip-Boy looks very similar to the Pip-Boy that was used in Fallout 2. One big thing to point out is as the trailer works its way around the room, we see a colour television, which is something that we have never seen in a Fallout game. We see a glass cabinet full of awards that I assume belongs to our protagonist. Which could mean he/she is very experienced in the vault life or maybe they won the awards for stuff outside of the vault.
We see a terminal on a desk, with what I guess is a party invitation. From doing a little research I read that Vault 76 was mentioned to be a control vault, with 500 occupants. The vault was designed to open 20 years after the bombs fell and as we already know, this game seems to take place 25 years after the bombs fell. That could link to the big poster that states "reclamation day" and looks like a party has recently taken place. Throughout the trailer we don't see anyone in the Vault apart from out protagonist, so I'm assuming that when the vault opened, they all left to go explore the wasteland and the only person left is our protagonist; but that is a very big guess.
We know that Vault 76 ties in with one of the DLC's for Fallout 3 and also ties in with Fallout 4, so that may give us a better idea of what to expect. However, we won't know until we see the official trailer which I'm guessing will be released at Bethesda's conference at E3.