Fallout 76 is the next game from Bethesda and while we have had some information regarding the game it seems that people want more details in order to clear some misunderstandings about the game as well as the direction that the company is taking.
Since Fallout 76 has been announced people are thinking that Bethesda is now invested in multiplayer games but that is not the case. Todd Howard addressed the matter and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
“It doesn’t mark the future. Corporately we’ve done a mix—people forget sometimes. Elder Scrolls Online is one of the biggest online games in the world, we have Fallout Shelter which we keep updating, and Elder Scrolls: Legends.”
It makes sense that people are worried as more developers are now making online multiplayer games instead of single-player titles. Bethesda is a developer that is known for making some great single player adventures and the fans would not have it any other way. This is something that we all can appreciate and the company would not have the fans think otherwise. Todd Howard further went on to mention the following:
“Anyone who has ever said ‘this is the future and this part of gaming is dead’ has been proven wrong every single time. We like to try it all. For a long time we wanted to try a multiplayer game and we had this idea. We shouldn’t be afraid. We should try it.”
Fallout 76 is the next Fallout game but it has not been named Fallout 5 for a reason, this is more of a spin-off as compared to a sequel and should be treated as such. You should not think this to be the direction that the company is taking. It is more of an experiment that Bethesda is trying out.
Fallout 76 will be coming out November 14th and if you are a fan of the franchise then be sure to check it out. This should be an interesting adventure indeed, keeping in mind the past experiences that Bethesda has crafted.