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'We avoid the word survival, those comparisons are not really accurate,' says Todd Howard on Fallout 76

Joe Donnelly
 

Everything we know about Fallout 76 so far suggests it's an online multiplayer survival game. That's quite a shift from what we're used to, but Bethesda director Todd Howard says he's keen avoid the word 'survival' as he feels it fails to capture what the game is. In conversation with The Guardian, Howard says 'survival' takes prospective players' minds to games that don't necessarily reflect Fallout 76. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best offers right now!

"We avoid the word 'survival', because people’s minds immediately go to DayZ and Rust and certain other games, and those comparisons are not really accurate for what we’re doing," Howard tells The Guardian. "If you think about the survival modes we've made in Fallout 4, it has that vibe… Fallout 76, although it’s an online game, when I play it, I mostly still play it solo. We like those experiences as much as our fans do. &

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