Wow, this is not what i was expecting! Seems like Bethy are plotting a new way we play this game judging by what Kotaku are saying. Not a hugh amount to go by right now, but hopefully E3 will give us some meat to chew on and i’ll update this post then.
Online survival game huh? We’ll see where this goes.
The game is in a Multiplayer environment, but you can choose to play solo like you would in Elder Scrolls Online. Don’t think we’ll find out the exact limitation or parameters of solo play until the game is released, or maybe the beta will give us a small idea to how this will go.
I’m personally looking forward to playing with friends, but i’ll undoubtedly do lots of exploring on my own, which i hope is the reality as it means you can play go out hunting and checking out the world but then when your mate comes on jump in with them and go hunting for laughs.
I am very curious - and somewhat nervous - about how the multi-player will be managed. I would hope that you could have, say, one save you created just for solo, one for friends PvE, and another for PvP (if that was your thing.) I’ve wanted to be able to couch co-op Fallout with my son for a long time - and two player co-op makes perfect sense since you can have a companion in-game anyway. Not sure I’d want to risk spending hours on something only to have a griefer drop in and nuke it all, though.
Yeh i here you. One thing i want to learn more about is how settlement management is going to take place. If you and your buddies build a lovely little kick back, can others squads role in and destroy you? And how easy will it be for them? I loved settlement building in FO4 and my mate Neal did, so i’d imagine when he gets time we’ll do this.
The flip side is how much fun will it be to find someone else’s settlement and try to take over. I think the game has a system in place to either try and be friendly, or not like in Division where you go Rogue and announce yourself as bullet bate.
I suppose the biggest plus side for me is the fact we can group up and go hunting and exploring, and with the map being so huge compared to 4 then it should hold plenty of it. Fallout is such a fun game, so co-op surely will just enhance this.
Not trying to drag the thread off topic, but I’ve had serious doubts / misgivings about Fallout 76 (haven’t bought / played it yet) despite having been completely obsessed with every other title in the franchise.