Fallout 76, “For when the fighting has stopped, and the fallout has settled, you must rebuild.”
tl;dr - build, conquer, nuke other people to win
From the game play representation, you awake in Vault 76, and it is reclamation day.
As you pan around the spotless and celebratory atmosphere of the vault, there are many banners and signs, greeting you with the job you must complete. An inviting Mr. Handy robot welcoming you to the future of Vault 76, insinuating you must rebuild.
Game Engine Updates
The world has been improved, the world has all new rendering, lighting and landscape technology, with 16x the detail and dynamic weather systems. The same engine used in Fallout 4.
Origin of Game-play
West Virginia, where Todd Howard describes it as "an incredible array, of towns and government secrets, where actual nuclear secrets are. There will be 6 distinct regions, with their own style, risks and rewards. New creatures, and the folklore of West Virginia to give the most immersive game-play when roaming the land.
The story of the people who were the first to leave the fault, will be real players, with the ability to play solo. Open world, survival, with every person being real. “Soft-core Survival”, as described by Todd Howard. Death never means the loss of items or progression, your character is saved to all servers, you’ll enter a world with dozens of players. Friends games are easily accessed, and the progression of your character is never hindered if your friends are not as far along as you.
Not everyone will be friendly in the wasteland, as all characters may harm each-other. This adds more variety of social interaction to the game, giving morality and choice a big part of the game. The goal is control the wasteland.
There will dedicated servers from Bethesda, with one hundred percent up-time.
You can build solo and with friends… wherever you want. Using the workshop system from Fallout 4 the mechanics are much the same as before. The point of staying close to neighbors helps the success of keeping a settlement of yours from being under attack.
My humble opinion, as long as the game has the freedom that it promises with the fun, arcade vibe I get from it, I’m sure it will be a hit with many of the newer games of today being solely multiplayer. And it has nothing taken from ESO… That’d be great.