Time to step out of the vault again. Bethesda confirmed an update for Fallout 4, as it heads to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S next year. The news caps off the month-long 25th anniversary celebration of the Fallout franchise.
The company announced Fallout 4’s next-gen upgrade in a recent blog post. Details were few, however, the blog post does reveal platforms and details as well. The update pledges a performance mode, high frame rates and quality features for 4K resolution. In addition, it also features a bonus for Creation Club Content. The update will be free and be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Steam next year.
Originally releasing in the Fall of 2015, Fallout 4 IS the latest canonical installment of the famed RPG series. Featuring a new engine, a more cohesive storyline, new gameplay features, and a stronger foundation, Fallout 4 became a success. Over the years, Fallout 4 released multiple DLCs and holds a “Very Positive” user review rating on Steam out of 185,000 user reviews.
An intriguing future for Bethesda
It’s an interesting time for Bethesda Softworks, between the continued support of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and the recent acquisition by Microsoft. With Starfield just months away and The Elder Scrolls VI deep into development, this update is an unexpected announcement but welcome news.
Perhaps most exciting will be how the game fares on the Steam Deck, which is still marching strongly forward in the handheld gaming space and can open many new players to The Wasteland. It’ll be a long while before players ever see a Fallout 6 in the future, but the present of Fallout is pretty strong, and while Fallout 76 had a disastrous launch, the community keeps it together.
Fallout 4 is available on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are also currently backwards compatible with Fallout 4.