Check out the Fallout 76 live-action trailer from the sportsball game as Pete Hines talks MTX

    
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If you’re not into fall football, you likely missed Bethsoft’s big reveal: a live-action Fallout 76 trailer shown during the Saints vs. Vikings game. Is that an homage to Westworld’s Dolores I spy? And are you more scared of the bomb or the scorch beast?

Meanwhile, yesterday’s PAX Aus Gamespot interview with Bethsoft’s Pete Hines reconfirms that the game is not coming to the Switch and will indeed include microtransactions, though the company insists that the game won’t be pay-to-win.

“If you don’t want to spend money in the Atomic shop for cosmetic stuff you don’t have to. We give you a sh*tload of Atoms just for playing the game […] Folks that want to spend money on whatever the hell it is because they don’t have enough Atoms, they can, but it’s not, ‘I’m now better playing against other players because I spent money.’ It’s not pay-to-win. And it’s not loot crates.”

Indeed, he apparently told Gamespot he believes the company has always attempted to be “on the right side of the line” regarding microtransactions. “Hines acknowledged that it can be a ‘pretty ambiguous line,’ but the studio has always strived to avoid situations that feel like money-grabs,” Gamespot says. Damn, nobody tell him about horse armor. Or ESO’s lockboxes.

Source: Twitter, Gamespot
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butterpanda888
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butterpanda888

Those game pics look great. I’m so hyped!

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Alex Js.

I really hate when companies do these kind of trailers because there’s always a huge difference between the kind of graphical fidelity in these trailers vs. the actual game:

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deekay_000
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deekay_000

seems legit

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Mr.McSleaz

99% of that “Live Action” looked like CG to me.

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deekay_000

green screens and filters will do that. the live action comes from them using real live screen actors as opposed to voice actors and cgi.

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McGuffn

What are you talking about, Zenimax has had a nuclear weapons program for years now.

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rafael12104

Can’t wait for the PC version.

Simple analysis, it is going to be so much fun with friends in Co-Op.

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jinarra

To be completely fair, ESO is a different studio – ESO’s lockboxes are not a matter Bethesda Softworks can do anything about, as it’s determined by Zenimax Online and Zenimax.(Re: Hines acknowledged that it can be a โ€˜pretty ambiguous line,โ€™ but the studio has always strived to avoid situations that feel like money-grabs,โ€) Horse armor was a little bit pay to win, but only if you weren’t on PC – and thereby had access to mods. Horses were fragile in that game, but – BUT! – You could get Shadowmere, which was an Essential(invulnerable to death) horse, in the vanilla game even.

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Arktouros

Has any game developer ever really thought or claimed their game is pay2win?

Yet how many are willing to show their cash shop before their game actually launches?

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deekay_000

it’s usually not what’s in the shop at launch that ends up being a problem.

and plenty of games show their cash shops in beta. rarely do they contain quite the same items as after beta tho+-.

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Amorey

Awesome trailer ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

B.E.T.A. for pc players starts tomorrow

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xpsync

I’m in. I love exploring, it’s what attracted me to huge open worlds (mmorpg’s) in the first place.

Picked up Fallout 4 last week on steam sale, and yes it’s good but i’m so bored of it already, needs peeps badly. Not dissing on single player games, i find without the people factor they become stale quickly.

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Andy McAdams

Similar here re: enjoying having people around. I don’t know why, I don’t interact with most of them but MMOs are often more engaging to me than single player. There are some exceptions — Baldur’s Gate, Dragon Age, NWN, etc. but for the most part, I don’t get an engaged without other people scampering about.

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deekay_000

i can’t do single player games either. it’s more a keeping company thing overall i think, but then i can easily jump into one or two online games i play without friends and play for some nice snacks.