Yesterday Bethesda surprised us all with a familiar looking tweet, with the hashtag #PleaseStandBy. This of course sent fans into a frenzy as they knew exactly what that meant. We had seen this before over 4 years ago just before the Fallout 4 announcement. Not long after the tweet, the official Bethesda Twitch account started a stream showing a Vault Boy statue and ‘Please Stand By’ on a screen in the background. Fallout fans waited patiently. After 9 hours of nothing, something finally happened. Todd Howard himself appeared to announce new the Bethesda game, Fallout 76.
So far all we know about the game is what the Fallout lore tells about about Vault 76. It was a control vault (so no crazy experiments), designed to open 20 years after the bombs dropped. However, the Great War started in 2077 and a date on the pip-boy in the trailer shows that the year is 2102. That’s 25 years, not 20. Maybe something went wrong? Possibly an event that will serve as part of the storyline for Fallout 76? Even so, in the overall Fallout timeline, this game will take place before even the very first Fallout game. Also, the song playing throughout the trailer mentions “West Virginia”, which could serve as a possible location for the game.
Bethesda have confirmed that Fallout 76 will be coming to PC, Xbox and PS4, and that we will see more details during their E3 conference on June 10th.