Fallout 4 Is Getting A New-Gen Upgrade
Asking someone what's the best Fallout game of all time is a bit like asking what's the best Elder Scrolls or Call of Duty game of all time - you're likely to be bombarded with passionate supporters and vitriolic haters in equal measure. Still, there's a lot of love for 2015's Fallout 4.
By the time Fallout 4 was released, the Fallout franchise had evolved a lot from its RPG roots thanks to successes like Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Going with the mantra of bigger is better, we ploughed hours into this open-world goliath - touring the Commonwealth with Dogmeat by our side. Seven years later, it's time to open up the vaults again.
What Is The New-Gen Fallout Upgrade?
We're currently celebrating Fallout's 25th anniversary since Interplay released the first game. Although some have been disappointed by the lacklustre celebrations and a bizarre push to keep Fallout 76 alive, a new-gen upgrade for Fallout 4 goes some way to redeeming that.
On a Bethesda update blog, the developer confirmed the upgrade and what's included. Coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and Windows PC, it includes "performance mode features for high frame rates, quality features for 4K resolution gameplay and even bonus Creation Club content!"
We've had some of this before, with the PC version already boasting 4K resolution support, while the Xbox Series version recently got a 60 FPS patch. Still, a free upgrade is a free upgrade. Especially for PS5 owners, get ready for a whole new Fallout 4.
What's Next For Fallout?
We're told there will be more details soon. but with a 2023 release pencilled in, we're excited to blast some 4K radroaches. With bug fixes hopefully eliminating some of those goofy glitches, and all that lovely Creation Club content, there's plenty to enjoy here. It's not quite on a par with Naughty Dog's overhaul of The Last of Us or Capcom completely reinventing Resident Evil 4, but it's still a treat for us Vault dwellers.
Revisiting Fallout 4 is a clever marketing tactic we've seen other developers do recently. While we're growing impatient for an update on The Sims 5, Maxis has just made The Sims 4 free-to-play to tide us over during the inevitable gap between sequels. Fallout 5 is similarly off in the distance, with Bethesda finishing up Starfield and promising work won't take us back into the Wasteland until after The Elder Scrolls 6.