It’s not every day you get to watch a beloved series get its first season rebooted and have it come to life in an entirely new form, but that’s exactly what happened with Fallout 76, the most recent Fallout game from Bethesda.
The new Fallout 76 was released back in May of this year, but Bethesda didn’t wait long to reveal it to the world.
At the time, Bethesda’s VP of marketing Dan Stapleton made an official announcement to IGN.
“We’re just very excited to announce the new Fallout,” he said, “because the next Fallout game, it’s our next Fallout.”
Stapleton then proceeded to tease the new game with a little tease about it, and Fallout 76 in particular.
“If you want to get up close and personal with the character of Vault-Tec, you can do so on your way to the Mojave Wasteland, right in the Mojavus Wasteland,” he teased.
Staplet then explained how Vault-Ts would be able to communicate with each other, which would be very interesting, especially given how it was first introduced in Fallout 2.
“Vault-Tectonics has already done a lot to inform the lore of Fallout,” Staplet said.
“In Fallout 2, it had a relationship with the Vault Dweller.
In Fallout 76 we’ve got a very personal relationship with Vault-Tech.”
Stabney continued to tease that Fallout 76 would be an open-world game, and he explained how the player could explore and even go on missions in a variety of locations.
“You’re going to go from the Mojaves to the desert,” he joked.
It’s also worth noting that Fallout 75 was the first game in the series that Bethesda decided to reboot as an open world.
This is in stark contrast to Fallout 76’s reboot, which was instead focused on Fallout 3’s New California Republic.
Fallout 76 will have a much smaller scope, however, and will focus more on the game’s New Vegas setting, which will see the player be in the middle of a battle between the military and the rebels.
Stapley also hinted at Fallout 76 being able to expand beyond the Mojades.
“[It will] be the beginning of a new Fallout universe,” he added.
Fallout 76 will launch on November 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
If you’re interested in getting a sneak peak at Fallout 77, be sure to read our Fallout 76 preview article for more details.