E3 2018 is in full swing and now it's time for Bethesda to shine. Bethesda head Pete Hines has been teasing their showcase for awhile now, and with multiple reports coming in that it will be very survival focused alongside online aspects, long-time Fallout fans are definitely anticipating more definitive news. Luckily we got just that with a our full first look at what the next installment has to offer in Fallout 76.
Vault 76 itself that first made its debut in Fallout 3:
"The Vault-Tec terminal in the Citadel lists Vault 76 as a "control" vault, with 500 occupants. The vault was designed to open 20 years after a nuclear war, and was among the seventeen known control vaults, meaning that it was used as a baseline to compare to experimental vaults. It is also mentioned in one of the alien captive recorded logs (no.13) recorded by Giles Wolstencroft, a Vault-Tec official who was abducted while inspecting the vault's construction site. In Fallout 4, the newsreader in the prologue mentions Vault 76 debuting in 2076 in honor of America's tercentenary when discussing Vault-Tec's plans to expand."
Bethesda's Todd Howard will also be hosting a "The Making of Fallout 76" panel at the E3 coliseum hosted by Geoff Keighley. The special stage is a recent addition to the showcase, closing that gap between developers, creators, and fans.
According to a recent post on the official E3 Facebook page:
"Join Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, and Danny O'Dwyer, creator of Noclip, for the live premiere of Noclip's behind the scenes documentary into the development of Fallout 76. After the screening, participate in a live Q&A session with Todd and Danny."
According to the expo's website, "Inside E3 Coliseum, the world's top video game developers will take E3 attendees behind the scenes of E3's biggest new announcements, and special guests will celebrate video games' role in influencing their work and popular culture. Programming will include appearances by visionary game creators as well as celebrated talent from the film, TV, music, and other entertainment industries. Stay tuned for more to be announced in the coming weeks."
This year's guests include actor Elijah Wood, the cast of Grim Fandango, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 crew, Camilla Luddington (Lara Croft) and the rest of the Shadow of the Tomb Raider creative team, Hideo Kojima himself, and tons more. It's an exciting time and the best part? It's open to all!