The Fallout 25th anniversary celebration has almost come to an end, but not without one more special announcement. Bethesda has announced that Fallout 4 is going full-on "next gen" (or should that be current-gen?) and heading to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2023, with PC announcements also on the way.
With this next-gen announcement, we learn that not only will the update be free, but it'll also come with some hefty quality-of-life features. These changes include higher framerates, the ability to run the game on 4K resolution settings, and even some bug fixes for the game itself, as well as some bonus Creation Club content. While the anniversary itself appeared to be quite underwhelming to say the least, this announcement does bring a little bit of hope back to the fans.
Why exactly are fans excited about this? Thus far, Fallout 4 has been solely a one console-gen type of game, so this is the refreshment the fans have been begging for since day one. There are not many details about this free update as of yet, but we assume more will surface as we get closer and closer to the official release date. One might think that this "refreshment" isn't the wanted next step from Bethesda, meaning more people would probably prefer Fallout 5 to be in development rather than just adding the already-made game to more consoles, but it's a start.
With the game being seven years old, bringing it to next-gen consoles now may seem to longtime fans that Bethesda is beating a dead horse, but there will also be plenty of people who are looking for the kind of visual and technical improvements the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S can bring, especially since Fallout 4 is almost 7 years old at this point.
One question that several people have asked is whether these PC enhancements will affect the Fallout 4 mods that are already in play. This is a great question, because there are a plethora of mods for this game as it stands. Right now, there has been no viable information on whether or not mods will be affected, but one can only hope they won't be.
Alongside the Fallout 4 "next-gen" announcement, Bethesda also revealed how it's rounding out the series' anniversary celebrations. No, the classic Fallout revival you've been hoping for isn't in development, but there is a bunch of other stuff going on, and you can check it all out here.