It was seemingly a big weekend for the Fallout 76 team as we have a triple treat of news today. First comes the Fallout 76 live action multiplayer trailer that showcases a golden oldie song from the Beach Boys, "Wouldn't It be Nice"...and a giant sloth. One of the big new components of Fallout 76 is the inclusion of online multiplayer, something that the trailer shows off to good effect.
The second bit of news comes via Gamespot that interview with Pete Hines at PAX Australia. During the interview, the team asked about the inclusion of microtransactions. Players can use real world cash to purchase a premium currency called Atoms, which coincidentally can also be earned in the game.
"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 not better playing against other players because I spent money.' It's not pay-to-win. And it's not loot crates." Hines said.
Lastly, Pete Hines took to the showfloor at PAX Australia to give Switch fans the lamentable news that the game won't be making the jump to Switch because it "simply isn't doable".
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