Fallout 76 is looming over our heads, so close to release we can practically reach out and poke it with a stick. With the official beta testing procedure kicking off on Xbox One today, and on PC in a week, Bethesda have prepared a few words to motivate their players for this experimental new chapter in their book.
Titled A Note to Our Fans, this open letter serves as - we presume - a sort of a reminder that not even Bethesda are sure what, exactly, is Fallout 76, but also as a motivator to fans that they will do their best to make it work.
In a deceptively short tweet, Bethesda have shared a picture of the document in question, telling their fans that "it's finally time for Fallout 76 to begin is real journey." Their answer to the question of what this game is can be summarised in a simple, "that's up to you," as Bethesda have said.
"Usually after years of development, we finally finish, release the game, and take a break. With 76, we feel we have not finished, but reached a starting line where all new work begins, say Bethesda, making it clear that Fallout 76 will be a service, as well as a game.
Bethesda have also made a point of mentioning all of the bugs and problems that usually pop up in their sprawling projects. Fallout 76 will, in all likelihood, behave in much the same way, except with even more ways for it to break. "We need your help finding them," says Bethesda. "We'll address all of it, now and after launch."
With no more than a week to go before the Fallout 76 PC beta, are you excited to see what's up with this weird thing Bethesda have got cooking?