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Bethesda stream for new Fallout game pulls 2m unique viewers

“We have had over two million unique visitors to this stream to watch, I don't know what, nothing,” said Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard

Bethesda attracted more than two million unique viewers to a 24-hour livestream teasing a new game in the Fallout universe.

That figure was revealed by Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard, who briefly appeared after hours in which only a statue of Pip Boy and a screen showing "Please Stand By" in Fallout's distinctive graphic styling.

"We have had over two million unique visitors to this stream to watch, I don't know what, nothing," Howard said in his brief appearance, as reported by The Verge.

The new game was ultimately revealed to be Fallout 76, though "revealed" may be slightly overstating the case. The actual trailer showed very little about the game - which amassed a total of 15 million views for the Twitch stream - though it is confirmed as the new project from Bethesda Game Studios.

Bethesda has promised more information at its E3 showcase on June 10, 2018, and a tweet from the official Fallout account bore the suggestive tagline: "When the fighting has stopped, and the fallout has settled..."

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