At E3 this year, Bethesda finally showed the first gameplay footage for its upcoming multiplayer role-playing game Fallout 76. That footage was produced by Bethesda and structured in a specific way to show only certain encounters. But very soon, we’ll be seeing a lot more footage of the always-online Fallout game that stands to be very different from what we’ve seen before.
Bethesda is currently hosting a press and media event at the classic American hotel The Greenbrier which is located in West Virginia, the setting of Fallout 76. Attendees are getting to play the game and later post footage and impressions at a later date, potentially next week. Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines said he expects this footage to vary substantially, as players can go into the wasteland and do whatever they want.
I know a lot of folks are asking about gameplay. Well, I can confirm we are doing an event soon. And we are going to let a lot of people capture a few hours of gameplay doing whatever they want to do. So before long you will have hundreds (!!!) of hours of gameplay to watch.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) September 27, 2018
Fallout 76 launches in November for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but you may not have to wait that long to play. There will be a beta starting on October 23 for Xbox One, and it will launch a week later for PS4 and PC. You must pre-order Fallout 76 to get into the beta, but if you do, you’ll get to play the entire game, and your progress carries forward.