Is Fallout 76 Being An Online Survival RPG Multiplayer Really A Bad Thing?
Look, I can understand the concern for Fallout 76. We play these games for the single player experience, but sometimes new things aren’t always a bad thing.
Let me give you a brief rundown on Fallout 76:
Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Fallout 76 will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 14, 2018.
Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers – chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or band together as you explore, quest, build and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.
YOU WILL EMERGE
Multiplayer finally comes to the epic open-world RPGs of Bethesda Game Studios. Create your character with the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system and forge your own path in a new and untamed wasteland with hundreds of locations.
Whether you journey alone or with friends, a new and unique Fallout adventure awaits.
All-new graphics, lighting and landscape technology brings to life six distinct West Virginia regions. From the forests of Appalachia to the noxious crimson expanses of the Cranberry Bog, each region offers its own risks and rewards. Post-nuclear America has never looked so beautiful!
A NEW AMERICAN DREAM
Use the all-new Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform (C.A.M.P.) to build and craft anywhere in the world. Your C.A.M.P. will provide much-needed shelter, supplies and safety. You can even set up shop to trade goods with other survivors. But beware, not everyone will be quite so neighborly.
THE POWER OF THE ATOM
Go it alone or with fellow survivors to unlock access to the ultimate weapon – Nuclear Missiles. This destruction also creates a high-level zone with rare and valuable resources. Do you protect or unleash the power of the atom? The choice is yours.
According to Hodward via Polygon‘s interview:
Howard did mention that the game will be in the survival genre, but softened that with the phrase “softcore survival,” meaning you won’t lose all of your progress. Regardless of how weird the phrase “softcore survival” makes me feel, it seems that Bethesda is trying to take Fallout in a different direction while still pulling the longtime fans along for the ride.
I don’t know about you but I’m personally looking forward to trying this new take for the Fallout games. Whenever I’ve played any of the Bethesda games, I’ve always felt that the games were too large for just one person to explore alone and would be dope to have a friend or two tag along!
Now I do hope that they have a hardcore survival option as well as that will definitely make things a lot more interesting and would be great for content on YouTube. I am still curious on how the story aspect will be handled as well. Will it have the morale/karma options or not? I’m sure we’ll find out in time.