Fallout Shelter for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch has been officially confirmed by Bethesda at the tail-end of their E3 conference this year.

The game was first rumored to be coming to the PlayStation 4 due to a trophy list leak. On the stage, Bethesda’s own Todd Howard confirmed that the game is not only coming to the PlayStation 4 but also the Nintendo Switch. What’s more, the game will be available for free starting tonight on both systems.

Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play casual ‘light management’ game where the player is in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. They will need to build out their vault, keep their dwellers happy, and protect them from the many dangers around the nuclear wasteland. Build important rooms for your vault, sent your dwellers out to explore the wasteland for supplies, caps, and loot while defending your home from mutated animals and more.


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This pretty much confirmed everything originally leaked yesterday. Not much else to say really, considering how much Bethesda parodied themselves tonight on re-releasing the same game over and over. I can likely just copy and paste what I wrote then here.

Fallout Shelter will be a success for both the PS4 and Switch, and I hope it does well. Since it is a free-to-play title it will definitely get some tractions, hopefully enough to retain a ton of players on the consoles. Considering Howard himself said more people have played Fallout Shelter than all their other games combined, I like its chances of being successful in the end. 

What are your thoughts on this though? Looking forward to playing Fallout Shelter on the Switch of PS4? Leave your comments below and if you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.


Robert Grosso

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