It was to everyone’s surprise that Bethesda announced something Fallout related was coming to E3 this year. Just minutes ago, they have released a teaser trailer for something called Fallout 76, which you can check out below.
The teaser shows off some footage of what it seems like Vault 76 celebrating ‘reclamation day’. Vault 76 is a vault-tec nuclear shelter mentioned in Fallout 3 and its add-on Mothership Zeta, and Fallout 4.
During the initial announcement, it was assumed that this new Fallout project will be a remaster of Fallout 3 since it just turned 10 years old. But now it seems like Fallout 76 will be an original game in itself.
Nothing much has been said about the game but, according to Kotaku, “it’s an online game of some sort“. The game is being developed at both Bethesda Game Studios’ main office in Maryland and at the Austin office (formerly known as Battlecry Studios).
UPDATE: According to Kotaku sources, Fallout 76 is actually an online survival RPG inspired by the games like DayZ and Rust. It is “an experimental new entry” in the Fallout series. It was basically prototyped as a multiplayer version of Fallout 4, but with time has evolved into something else.