Interest in West Virginia growing after 'Fallout 76' video game trailer released

Camden Park is one of many West Virginia landmarks featured in Fallout 76 West Virginia-based video game. (WCHS/WVAH)

The state of West Virginia is gaining more interest after a trailer for a new video game that takes place in the Mountain State was recently released.

The full trailer for "Fallout 76" shows well-known landmarks and tourism destinations throughout the state. Officials say they are expecting interest in the state to grow even more when the game is officially released in November.

David Sibray, publisher of said the website has been receiving more traffic than normal recently.

"Typically we had been getting around 2,000 people a day," Sibray said. "Now we've been up to around 30,000 people a day."

Sibray predicts an increase in tourism around the state and said he thinks attitudes about West Virginia will change.

Camden Park is one of the West Virginia destinations featured in the game.

"We've gotten calls in the office about people wanting to buy T-shirts from here just because of the game," said Autumn Smithers, a Camden Park employee.

Smithers said though she has never played a "Fallout" game before, she plans on buying "Fallout 76" just because the park is in it.

Camden Park Ride Supervisor Shawn Wellman said the park's management is expecting positive impact from the game.

"This is kind of a first, that we have been in a video game, and that will impact us like this," Wellman said. "We've never had this kind of national publicity, so we are waiting to see what happens."

"Fallout 76" will be released on Nov. 14 and will be available for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. The game is not yet rated.

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