Beyond a fast zooming shot of the landscape, there wasn't much of an idea of what people can expect in terms of gameplay or even any hint of a release date. Bethesda wanted players to create their own story in the game, and so the Fallout 76 open world comes with very few rules.
We then get treated to a classic Fallout style infomercial which then showcases a bit of gameplay in action. There are six distinct West Virginia regions in the game, and there's a CAMP system - that stands for Construction and Assembly Mobile Platform - that allows players to quickly build shelter while on the go. You'll work together with others to do combat against the Wasteland's various enemies, but you won't be forced to do with it anyone if you don't want to. Bethesda director and executive producer Todd Howard re-iterated that it's still going to be free despite the shift to consoles. Players can work with or against other players as they try to survive, but a solo mode will still be available.
Fallout 76 will sport a beta - "break it early test application" - Bethesda today confirmed.
The game's Collector's Edition has also been revealed.