Fallout 4 Release: 7 Things Buyers Can Expect Now

The Fallout 4 release date was confirmed last week for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. And while it won’t be arriving until later this year, there’s still a ton of excitement surrounding this game. With that in mind, we want to take a look at a few things we expect now from the upcoming Fallout 4 release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Last week, Bethesda took the stage at E3 2015 to announce the next installment in the Fallout series. The company’s new game is predictably called Fallout 4 and it will be arriving on November 10th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Bethesda decided not to develop the game for Xbox 360 and PS3 meaning those who own those consoles will need to find alternative means.

Read: Fallout Shelter Tips and Tricks.

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In the past week, we’ve seen a number of new Fallout 4 release details emerge including some frustrating problems for those trying to order the collectors edition of the game known as Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition. The Pip Boy Edition is one of the most interesting bundles we’ve seen in some time and it’s showing in the buildup to the Fallout 4 release. The game is hard to find.

With that and the regular Fallout 4 release in mind, we want to take an updated look at what we expect from Bethesda and the upcoming Fallout 4 release for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Our goal here is to set your expectations as we move away from the E3 2015 announcements towards the Fallout 4 release date.

More Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition Stock

When Bethesda announced Fallout 4, it also announced a special collectors edition. The Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition comes with the game but it also comes with a real-life Pip Boy that works in conjunction with an iPhone or Android phone to display realtime data about a user’s Fallout 4 experience.

We had a feeling that this special edition would be popular and popular it is. The Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition is sold out everywhere at the moment and fans of the game are frustrated with the lack of availability. We still aren’t sure when it will come back into stock though we do expect it to become available again in the future.

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The one clue that we have is from Amazon who says that it’s working to get more of the product in soon. In other words, we have a feeling this isn’t the end for Amazon’s Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition. It could take weeks but we’d expect retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart to offer orders for the game in the run up to November.

There’s no telling when the Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition will come back but you’ll be able to track retailer inventory so that you can put in an order as soon as it comes back.

Fallout 4 to Remain in Stock

While we expect to see Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition stock fluctuate and potentially sell out ahead of the game’s release in November, we wouldn’t expect buyers to have any difficulty buying the regular version of the game.

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We can’t remember the last time a regular version of a video game sold out completely and it would be shocking to see the regular version of the game experience any kind of stock issues ahead of its November 10th release date. This isn’t the iPhone that we’re dealing with here.

What this means is that you can pre-order at will. It also means that you don’t have to put in an early order for the game. If you’re on the fence, take your time and maybe wait for reviews to come out.

No Fallout 4 Demo or Fallout 4 Beta

With no multiplayer mode and no popularity problems to speak of, we don’t expect Bethesda to release a Fallout 4 beta or Fallout 4 demo for PS4, Xbox One or PC ahead of release.

Typically, when a developer releases a beta, it’s focused on the multiplayer aspect of the game. Microsoft’s Gears of War Ultimate Edition beta is just the latest example.

Game demos, especially for popular games, are pretty rare these days. Final Fantasy 15’s two playable demos aren’t typical of an AAA release in 2015. We’d be shocked if Bethesda released a Fallout 4 demo ahead of its release. We simply don’t see the need for one.

More Fallout 4 Details Ahead of Release

We expect to see more Fallout 4 release details and more details about the game emerge as we push deeper into the year, closer to the game’s release.

While this game is already selling like hotcakes, we’re confident that Bethesda is going to refresh our memory later this year with some new announcements. Maybe we’ll see the release of another teaser trailer, another gameplay video, or new details about the characters in the game.

This is a huge title that has taken years to develop. And it’s coming out ahead of the holiday season. Expect a huge marketing push from Bethesda and ZeniMax.

PS4 Fallout 4 Mod Support

One of the beautiful things about the PC versions of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas is that they have wonderful communities that have been the source of a number of impressive mods. Some mods are small but others like Fallout: Project Brazil are massive in scope. Bethesda clearly loves modders and Fallout modes because it’s bringing mod support to the console version of Fallout 4.

Bethesda will release the Fallout 4 Creation Kit to PC users in early 2016 and owners of the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 will be able to take advantage of these mods. We fully expect the Xbox One to get this nifty feature well-ahead of the PS4 and we wouldn’t expect mod support for PS4 Fallout 4 to arrive anytime soon.

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The company says that mod support will come to the PS4 eventually but that the timeframe for that support is “fuzzy.” Translation: It could be awhile.

We expect Bethesda to eventually deliver the goods to PS4 users but you should expect to have to wait longer than your Xbox One counterparts. Perhaps a lot longer.

We also wouldn’t expect paid mods to return.

More Fallout 4 Deals

We’ve seen some deals for the regular version of Fallout 4 emerge in the aftermath of pre-orders. Best Buy is offering a 20% price cut to those in the Gamers Club Unlocked program and we wouldn’t be surprised if Fallout 4 was included in this list of deals before its release date. Microsoft’s also offering a nice pre-order bonus.

We expect to see more deals, particularly for the PC version of the game, before the November 10 release date. We probably won’t see the game’s price cut in half ahead of release but we’d expect you to be able to save some money if you dig around.

The biggest price cuts will likely come in the weeks and months after the game’s release.

Few Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition Deals & Ripoffs

We wouldn’t expect to see a ton of Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition deals. Best Buy is offering one to its Gamers Club Unlocked members but we haven’t seen many others and don’t expect to see many others as we push towards release. Price cuts come when retailers are trying to push something to consumers. They don’t need to push this version of the game. It’s already flying off shelves.

We also expect to see people continue to put their Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition pre-orders up on eBay with absurd asking prices. We’ve already seen a number of them pop up on eBay with one seller asking buyers to fork over $270 for the rights to the unreleased game.

We expect this to continue and we’d expect it to get real ugly if the Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition is completely sold out come November.

10 Exciting Fallout 4 Details

Fallout 4 Release Date

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Fallout 4 Release Date

Ahead of yesterday's announcements, the feeling around the web was that the Fallout 4 release date would land sometime in 2015 as opposed to 2016. We kept our fingers crossed and yesterday, Bethesda confirmed the exciting news.

The Fallout 4 release date for PC, Xbox One and PS4 is confirmed for November 10th, a date that falls right smack in the middle of the holiday shopping season. Obviously, the timing is key for those planning to buy the game for themselves and the timing is also big for those that are already thinking about gifts for friends and family. 

Bethesda waited a number of years to deliver the game and a release date so we're not expecting this Fallout 4 release date to budge. The game and the developer look like they're ready to get their brand new installment out on shelves and there's no reason to be skeptical. You can expect November 10th to stick. 

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18 Comments

  1. Inderjeet

    06/21/2015 at 10:40 am

    This might be the game that finally makes me stump up for a new generation console.

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    • Killa

      06/21/2015 at 4:28 pm

      Just get a pc upgrade as you go

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      • DarkD

        10/25/2015 at 12:15 am

        No, buy the best mobo/processor combo you can afford, then upgrade the rest as you go. Everything works off the mobo and usually has a very narrow compatibility with other processors. So get those now and do whatever you like with the rest.

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    • Somecallmerory

      06/21/2015 at 4:40 pm

      Killa has got a point

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  2. dee

    06/21/2015 at 8:46 pm

    todd a fag

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    • TrollFace

      06/22/2015 at 11:44 am

      That is the best grammar I’ve ever seen, dee!

      Reply

  3. luzy9090

    06/22/2015 at 7:30 am

    This game gonna be awsome :) I cant wait
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    Click my nickname and preorder Fallout4 and many more :D

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  4. SgtGiggles

    06/22/2015 at 8:01 am

    PC’s are expensive and high maintenance, consoles are cheap and standardized, easy to use. why shell out for a formula one car when a mustang gets from A to B pretty quickly too? Also, the human eye literally cannot see more than 24 frames per second so i SEE no point in 60 fps other than performance dips.

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    • DGDrew77

      06/22/2015 at 8:18 am

      You’re correct about the 24 fps, but you’re being short-sighted (see what I did there?) about whether or not the human eye/brain can perceive a higher frame-rate. The higher the frame-rate, the more likely there is to be a full image for the eye/brain to recognize when it’s looking at the screen. Your eye is not exactly sync-ed with how the screen refreshes, so regardless of performance issues, you will never perceive it to be as smooth as a 60 FPS picture.

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    • Vault 111

      06/22/2015 at 12:13 pm

      PCs aren’t expensive or high maintenance. You can buy a PC for the same price as a PS4 that is equal or better than any current gen console. Plus, if you shell out some more money, this investment will last longer than a console. And the human eye CAN tell between 24 FPS and 60. In fact, you can see up to 150. 24 is generally considered to be the minimum playable FPS (recently i’ve been spoiled by 60 FPS on pc and when i tried going back to consoles it literally gave me a headache because of the low FPS.)

      Also Steam sales are really good.

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      • SGT. GIGGLES

        06/23/2015 at 2:16 am

        I admit, people could take the time to learn about PC architecture, wait for good deals on components from new egg, buy the tools to assemble it, correctly assemble the rig (hopefully), buy the peripherals, mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc., and probably have a comparable or superior gaming PC. That kinda adds to my point, high maintenance, or, high initial investment of time, energy, learning, patience, w/e compared to console gaming. The maintenance comes later. And yes, the airforce has confirmed some pilots can notice a plane’s outline at 1 frame out of 221 milliseconds or something, its possible. my brother’s 1000 dollar PC gaming rig plays vanilla skyrim at 60 fps and i can’t see a difference. he does get to mod it with great textures and graphics, though. And finally, Steam prices are amazing, you are correct. sorry for the mini-novel here.

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        • Vault 111

          06/25/2015 at 5:01 pm

          Yes I do agree that there is an initial struggle of building a PC. But its worth it (tbh i don’t spend much on PCs.) I actually use a TV and an Xbox 360 controller for my PC half the time. I can easily tell the difference between Skyrim on PC and Xbox though…muddy textures, low resolution, etc. But still, I have it on both systems and enjoy it fine. Gameplay over graphics. Always.

          Also you could built a PC for $400 that could eat a PS4 alive. It would physically eat it somehow i guess.

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  5. Jeff McNally

    06/22/2015 at 8:59 am

    I built a 4k PC just for this game. I started when three dog leaked his involvement. Used GTA 5 recommended specs as a benchmark. Cost is not a factor when it comes to fallout. Can’t wait to make fun of my friends playing on their under-performing consoles.

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  6. mars calls

    06/22/2015 at 11:09 am

    Bethesda mad us wait too long for this game so they better bring as a game worth all this waiting , I mean really it,s bean 6 years since the last fallout

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    • Control

      06/22/2015 at 7:16 pm

      Remember that little game called Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that came out a few years ago? And Elder Scrolls Online? They have been doing work since the last Fallout came out.. I am actually surprised that they are able to pump such quality games out so quickly, it is astonishing if you think about it.

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      • Vault 111

        06/25/2015 at 5:02 pm

        Bethesda din’t make TES: Online. Zenimax made that.

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  7. mars calls

    06/23/2015 at 6:06 am

    Ian surprised that the romers that came out before the announcement turned out to be true
    that proves they have been planning for this game for too long even before fallout NV was releas
    they know what they are going to do for this game and they will prove that at 11\10\2015
    i dont understand the peopl who complaining about the grafic
    games l’île fallout focus about intivity with the world

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  8. mars calls

    06/23/2015 at 8:39 am

    If you hâte this Game for its grafic then there are many athor similaire games with vert high grafic and détail such as metro 2033 and tomb raider 2 : rise of the tomb raider witch its release date is the same as fallout but its exclusively for Xbox unfortunately but and tak my word for it you never find such a game like fallout its a uniqe game that you will never find a comprehensive for it

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