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Bethesda’s mobile title, Fallout Shelter, will be hitting Xbox One next week on February 7, 2017. The game is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning it will be a cross-play with Windows 10 on the Windows Store, and that player’s save files and achievements will carry over to either platform. Fallout Shelter will also have controller support on PC, due to the fact that it’s been programmed for use with the Xbox controller on the Xbox One. The game has already existed on Windows since last July, though it requires Bethesda’s own Bethesda.net launcher to install and play.

Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play title and offers micro-transactions that impact gameplay. The Xbox One and Windows 10 launch will include all the updates that have come since with Bethesda having supported the game by offering updates and new content for more than a year after the initial release.

TechRaptor reviewed the game, back when it launched in 2015, giving it an average 5/10 score, claiming that the game “Stays loyal to Fallout but it’s just not exciting enough.” Fallout Shelter has had a staggering “more than 1 billion” game sessions played on iOS, and over 29 million collective hours played total according to an infographic from Bethesda that took place only a month after launch.

There is no news of a PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or Steam release at this time. The latter in particular seems unlikely given its nature in being tied to the Bethesda.net platform that Bethesda has been pushing some to unify their products on and uses to distribute mod files on consoles for games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition.

Have you played Fallout Shelter? Do you still play it? What would you like to see added to it in the future if Bethesda continues to support the game going forward? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Krista Noren

Staff Writer

I'm a part-time writer, and a full-time gamer! I've been playing video games since I got my Sega Genesis with Sonic when I was 3 years old. Currently a college student hoping to become a professional writer one day.


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