When Bethesda started a Twitch Stream with nothing but a Pip-Boy bobble-head and a colour test screen with the words ‘Please Stand By’ – and launching a hashtag of the same name on Twitter – people were wondering what this could possibly mean for everyone’s favourite post-apocalyptic, video game franchise.
Turns out, it means Fallout 76, the new game heavily rumoured to either be Bethesda’s wasteland MMO or Games As Service experiment. 76 holds great meaning in the Fallout universe as Vault 76 was the ‘control vault’ i.e. the one that opened first so that Vault-Tec could have a baseline to compare all their other experiments to.
Find out for sure on June 10, 18:30 pst. Which is 2:30 in the morning of June 11 for us Brits. God damn the time difference.