Bethesda finally gives Fallout 4 PS5 and Series X release update

Bethesda finally gives Fallout 4 PS5 and Series X release update

Written by 

Jack Marsh


14th Dec 2023 15:25

There's no denying that it's been a year to forget for Bethesda, with Redfall being forgettable and Starfield - well, urm, is that still relevant too?

Even Bethesda's announcement that Elder Scrolls 6 is finally (finally!!) on its way has been reputed by its own staff as being revealed "too early".

Now, the esteemed game publishers have even more unfortunate news coming out of its camp, as the ongoing rejuvenation of Fallout 4 for next-gen consoles has been delayed.

Bethesda delays Fallout 4's next-gen release

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Bethesda previously announced Fallout 4's next-gen advancements in October of 2022, saying that the updated port would be coming at an undisclosed window in 2023.

However, with only 17 days left of the year, the studio has now announced that it needs "more time" to complete the update.

"Thank you for your patience with us as we work on the Fallout 4 next-gen update. We know you're excited, and so are we! But we need a bit more time," Bethesda said on Twitter.

The developers have again not given a precise window for the next-gen port, just merely giving "2024" as an indication as to when we can expect it to drop.

Fallout 4 fans less than impressed at next-gen delay

In its original announcement, Bethesda revealed that the Fallout 4 next-gen upgrade would include performance and resolution mode options, with frame rates edging up to 4K resolution gameplay, and a wealth of bug fixes.

Next-gen consoles have now been out for two years, with the Series X and PS5 being the norm for gamers, and fans have been keen to call Bethesda out on this.

"Does it really take 2 years to release an fps and resolution boost?," one fan quizzed on Twitter.

Another added, "A company realising that their game is broken and delaying it before it gets released? What year is it?"

With hope, this won't now turn into a Skyrim Special Edition debacle, and Bethesda gets cracking in 2024 to put them back on the map.

Jack Marsh
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Jack Marsh
Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.
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