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When Todd Howard confirmed that Fallout 76 will be an entirely online experience at E3, a few leaves were rustled. While newcomers and mainstream masses loved the idea of a multiplayer Fallout, the die-hard fans took to forums and chatrooms to express their discontent towards Bethesda and Fallout 76.

However, in an interview with GameStar, series director and executive producer Todd Howard has attempted to water the flames by saying that the future mainline games will remain as single player experiences.
“For those games, we want to keep them as single player,” Howard said. “That is what our focus is going to be. If they have some social aspect we haven’t designed yet, you’ll see. But we treat each of them each as their own thing.”

Howard also said that while the game is still running on a decade old engine, they’ve extensively updated it over the years, with 76 sporting a new renderer, lighting, and landscape generation tools. The engine will be updated further for Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI.

Whether you agree with Fallout 76 going in a new direction, or not, its generally better to save your judgement til you’ve played the game. After all, this is an industry that thrives on experimentation and innovation.

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