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So, Fallout 76 is Online*. What Could it Be? - MMORPG.com

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imageSo, Fallout 76 is Online*. What Could it Be? - MMORPG.com

Bethesda surprised everyone this week with a Twitch stream featuring nothing but the Fallout Vault Boy, naturally leading gamers to speculate on what was likely to be a new Fallout game announcement. But what could it be? The possibilities ran across the board, from a brand new Fallout RPG to the meme-worthy suggestions that Bethesda was going to announce Skyrim playable on your Pip-Boy in Fallout 4.

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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,268
    edited May 2018
    Bethesda, if you're going mmorpg all I want is a global auction house please....
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  • RellzRellz Member UncommonPosts: 43
    Battle Royale
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    edited May 2018

    Rellz said:

    Battle Royale




    Yep. A post-apocalyptic survival game? Surely this could never happen you say ..... !
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,182
    I think it's going to be a post apocalypse esport/battle royale type game.
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  • XodicXodic Member EpicPosts: 1,138
    edited May 2018
    It's going to be a playable cash shop, obviously. Paid mods didn't work out too well, so they're moving it online to better justify things.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,941
    Fallout is one of the original survival IPs. You have to deal with elements, thirst, radiation, and the like. Crafting is simple. They added building of sorts in FO4 so many of the pieces are already there.

    The problem could come in if they try and copy pasta the mechanics of survival games like ARK and paint it with a Fallout veneer. That won't work for me at leat. On the other hand, if they take those and make them their own it could be neat.

    I don't think it will be a full MMO in the traditional sense.

    Will they have a new engine? I think that is the question on many minds.
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  • HarikenHariken Member EpicPosts: 2,510
    A fallout Fortnite
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  • tawesstawess Member EpicPosts: 4,190
    for all the battle royal peeps... unless they did some hard turn... battle royal games where not even a twinkle in the eyes of youtubers when this game started its development.

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  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,380
    edited May 2018
    They're going to lift the crafting system out of Fallout 4, tweak it a bit, add some new things, and drop it into the mountains of West Virginia.  It will be multiplayer and customizable with settings and possibly even player mods.

    It'll be RUST, but with NPC raiders, ghouls and the whole pantheon of Fallout monsters.

    Building cities that are highly defended will be the main point.

    This is an easy, cheap win for Bethesda.  I would bet that 90% of the assets, and 80% of the content was able to be lifted directly from FO4 and imported wholesale into this game.  Essentially, all they had to really do was make FO4 a multiplayer platform.

    EDIT:  To be clear, I'm not being negative about this.  I enjoyed RUST for the couple of months I played it, and I think I'd enjoy this too.
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  • marganculosmarganculos Member UncommonPosts: 334
    i bet hundred bucks it will be "jump on battle royal hype-train" Fallout :P
  • BoraellBoraell Member UncommonPosts: 93
    Misleading title, nothing yet to indicate its online apart from a random on a clickbait site. Personally I think if it was going to be an MMO it would have Zenimax's name on it.
  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    If it's battle royale style I will be disappointed. If it's survival I will be disappointed.

    I would prefer the MMO-Lite style the most but my money is on a survival/building type game with 500 players per server (500 vault inhabitants).

    I really don't think it will be battle royale. There's going to be a large focus on building, that much is obvious, and royale games do not do building jusice because they lack the persistence needed for the effort required. Fortnite works because the building is kind of whacky and is more like putting up instant shields.
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  • DarticusDarticus Member UncommonPosts: 1
    I'm hoping for something similar to Ark or 7 Days to Die but as many others said, perhaps it is a battle royale. If that is the case then I am thoroughly uninterested as that is one type of game I cannot stand.

    Rather that say what it might be I'll say what I want it to be. I'd love a true MMO fallout. I'd love a co-op Fallout story, though that is very unlikely. I'd like a survival game like Ark/7 Days to Die/Rust. I'd absolutely hate a battle royale.
  • shetlandslarsenshetlandslarsen Member UncommonPosts: 95
    Whatever it becomes ill def play it im a bit of a fanboy when it comes to anything Fallout.
  • MikeBMikeB Community ManagerAdministrator RarePosts: 6,527
    edited May 2018

    Boraell said:

    Misleading title, nothing yet to indicate its online apart from a random on a clickbait site. Personally I think if it was going to be an MMO it would have Zenimax's name on it.



    Jason Schreier at Kotaku isn't a "random clickbait site." Jason's quite reliable on this stuff and particularly when it comes to Fallout. He's the guy who leaked the details of Fallout 4 ~two years before it was officially announced. https://kotaku.com/leaked-documents-reveal-that-fallout-4-is-real-set-in-1481322956

    If Jason says it's an online survival game, I'm inclined to believe him. That said, nothing is 100% (which is why the asterisk is in the headline), so it's fun to speculate on the possibilities.
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  • SolancerSolancer Member UncommonPosts: 121
    What ever it might be, I love Fallout and Skyrim/ES series, but the company had tried things to screw ppl over the years it tells you they are trying to one up EA. I'm pretty sure ESO ppl will tell Beth to go for loot boxes the hell out of Fallout and hire a shady programmer to rig matches for arena Battle Royal mode for everything these days.

    I guess as long as there are whales to be harvested, the temptation is too good to pass it up. One again I like to remind Beth that Fallout and ES series are good game but its the modders made them GREAT. For every attempt to put pay wall for things, you are setting yourselves up to be hated like EA, of course, you don't care then go do the shady things. I believe it don't take much for the next company to make the NEXT open world RPG to over take Beth for good, IMO.
  • ArskaaaArskaaa Member RarePosts: 1,265
    Most likely conan exile type but more base defend/building and solo friendly. with modding support ofc.
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,401
    edited May 2018
    What i really want from an online Fallout is just online coop for the campaign up to 6-8 friends that you invite to your game and scale difficulty based on group size. And if one of your friends join an enemy faction in game it opens PvP posibilities with each faction having their own campaign progression.

    I don't want looter shooter, Survival and definitely not BR in my fallout.

    My thoughts.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,941
    Arskaaa said:
    Most likely conan exile type but more base defend/building and solo friendly. with modding support ofc.
    I don't think it's going to be very solo friendly. Conan Exiles isn't solo friendly. You can do it that way but the experience is built for coop. There is a lot a single player can't do and the only way to get the complete experience is by playing in a group. I do play Conan Exiles solo and it's fun, but I can see a lot of what I'm missing out on as a result.
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  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 3,113
    Xodic said:
    It's going to be a playable cash shop, obviously. Paid mods didn't work out too well, so they're moving it online to better justify things.
    I bet they will be hiring a monetization designer.
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  • MidPrincessMidPrincess Member UncommonPosts: 89
    I hope and pray to God almighty they don't try to "copy" this already-saturated "survival game" market, one that has produced very little of any real value, IMHO.  To me, this overdone survival stuff is the latest hype train to jump on.  Why Bethesda would even think of following that path (if indeed that's what this is) is beyond me.

    They have created their legacy making fantastic single-player games that are not beholden to servers, lag, and a host of other problems with online games.  Yes, I play online, but come on.  What happened to carving out your own place in a huge single-player world, something most of us Bethesda vets have come to love about their games?  It just seems weird, to me.  So yeah I am disappointed at the moment, but I also realize that everything we "know" about 76, we could fit on a small post-it note. 

    If it has an online element that's cool, but for Christ's sake please don't force the entire experience to be online.  If I wanted that I would play ESO, and I abhorred ESO.
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  • wesjrwesjr Member UncommonPosts: 506

    Torval said:


    Arskaaa said:

    Most likely conan exile type but more base defend/building and solo friendly. with modding support ofc.


    I don't think it's going to be very solo friendly. Conan Exiles isn't solo friendly. You can do it that way but the experience is built for coop. There is a lot a single player can't do and the only way to get the complete experience is by playing in a group. I do play Conan Exiles solo and it's fun, but I can see a lot of what I'm missing out on as a result.



    Why is Conan cant be done solo? I solo'd to 60 on a 1x server without issue and completed everything.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,941
    wesjr said:

    Torval said:


    Arskaaa said:

    Most likely conan exile type but more base defend/building and solo friendly. with modding support ofc.


    I don't think it's going to be very solo friendly. Conan Exiles isn't solo friendly. You can do it that way but the experience is built for coop. There is a lot a single player can't do and the only way to get the complete experience is by playing in a group. I do play Conan Exiles solo and it's fun, but I can see a lot of what I'm missing out on as a result.



    Why is Conan cant be done solo? I solo'd to 60 on a 1x server without issue and completed everything.
    Read the post. I didn't say it couldn't be done solo. I even said I play it solo. You're not going to get the full experience of the game (and I don't mean pvp battles) solo. It's not solo friendly in that regard. It's solo possible.
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  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Member EpicPosts: 2,380
    Torval said:
    Arskaaa said:
    Most likely conan exile type but more base defend/building and solo friendly. with modding support ofc.
    I don't think it's going to be very solo friendly. Conan Exiles isn't solo friendly. You can do it that way but the experience is built for coop. There is a lot a single player can't do and the only way to get the complete experience is by playing in a group. I do play Conan Exiles solo and it's fun, but I can see a lot of what I'm missing out on as a result.
    I should really try Conan.  I've played RUST a ton, but it got boring after a while.
  • etharnetharn Member UncommonPosts: 152
    My guess... mmo.

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