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Early Rumours Suggest Fallout 76 Will Be Online Only

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Following Bethesda’s shock Fallout 76 announcement, early rumours have circulated that the project will likely be online-only, betraying the series’s single-player roots.

A litany of rumours from unverified sources have flooded social media, with Kotaku stating that its sources suggest that 76 will be an online, survival-focused RPG akin to DayZ or H1Z1.

The sources, who are apparently “speaking anonymously so as not to damage their careers,” strongly reiterated that 76 will be an experimental affair for Bethesda. The rumours imply that the title’s inception came from a prototype of an online mode for Fallout 4.

An online game does not mean Bethesda will be going against its design instincts, however. 76 will contain the classic Fallout quest and story set-up, with a large focus on Fallout 4‘s base-building mechanic. Gameplay is likely to be “rapidly changing,” translating to a Fallout title that fully subscribes to the “games as a service” model.

Interestingly, some of the game will be developed at Bethesda’s Austin studio, which was formerly known as BattleCry Studios. That studio, prior to the Bethesda merge, had been working on an online game entitled BattleCry before it was cancelled.

76 is named after Vault 76, which has been established in the Fallout canon since Fallout 3. That vault opened 20 years after the nukes fell, compared to the normal opening time of 200 years for other vaults. As a result, Vault 76 were the first dwellers to experience the nuclear consequences, shouldering the burden to re-build and re-integrate into the remnants of society.

Fallout 76 has no release date as of writing, but players can expect a substantial update at Bethesda’s E3 conference. For all the best in the world of single-player and the news from E3, be sure to follow OnlySP on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

E3 2018

Konami Willing to Make More Remasters

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Konami has said that it is willing to remaster more games if fans ask for them.

During an IGN interview at E3 about Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars, Konami brand manager Benjamin Kinney expressed the company’s willingness to produce more remasters:

“Eventually if you’re loud enough and you speak with one voice, anything is possible.”

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars is a remastered version of the PlayStation 2 game featuring a new VR mode, coming to PC and PlayStation 4. The title was initially announced at Sony’s Tokyo Games Show in 2017.

The remaster will come native at 4K with recreated textures, updated particle effects, and new control schemes to name just a few of the many improvements across the game. The title also includes a new Very Easy mode so players can experience the story.

The most notable addition is VR support. Playing Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars in VR will put the gamer in the cockpit of Jehuty, the character’s giant mecha. Konami has recreated the cut scenes and assets to contribute to an immersive situation. The developers have worked with first-party VR companies such as PlayStation VR and HTC Vive to refine the game, making it as smooth as possible to reduce any chance of motion sickness.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars has a gallery mode with VR where users can tumble and look at various models in game. The game will sport “next-gen audio,” supporting Dolby Atmos and Dolby 7.1 surround sound.

The first game has not been remastered for the PlayStation 4 nor VR, but if the fans ask for it, Konami may listen.

4K and VR demos are available on the PlayStation Store to download.

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