On November 10, 2015, Fallout 4 became available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There wasn’t much of a benefit to playing on next-gen devices, even though players can explore the Commonwealth on newer hardware. Now, this appears to be about to change as Bethesda has announced plans to update Fallout 4 for the next generation in 2023 as part of the series’ 25th-anniversary celebration.
The update includes new Creation Club content, performance, and quality options that enable 120 frames per second and 4K play, as well as some bug improvements to make the overall experience a little more enjoyable. It will be accessible to people who own an Xbox Series X/S, PS5, or PC.
Although everything seems good at first glance, and many people will be happy to have another opportunity to assist Preston Garvey in his never-ending mission to aid all settlements, Fallout 4’s significant update offers fans more than simply a few new features. Particularly, it appears that Bethesda’s ambitions for the Fallout franchise going forward will be revealed with the launch of this next-gen update, which may provide gamers with some insight into what the future of Fallout holds.
The critically acclaimed video game Fallout 4 did make some significant advancements for Bethesda titles, such as permitting a voiced protagonist.
Given that it has been seven years after its first release and that many gamers haven’t yet had the opportunity to leave Vault 111, giving it a next-gen upgrade isn’t necessarily a bad idea. However, it becomes even more certain that Fallout 5 is a long way off given the news of Fallout 4’s next-gen enhancements.
After Todd Howard stated that Fallout 5 wouldn’t be released until after Elder Scrolls 6 launched, fans were already aware that the game’s release date might be far later than they had initially anticipated. Fallout 5 is a far-off project given that Bethesda’s most recent game, Starfield, is still in development and that all fans have seen so far of The Elder Scrolls 6 is a cinematic teaser. The news that Fallout 4 will receive a next-gen upgrade, which may mean Bethesda won’t be releasing any further Fallout games for this console generation, serves as a stark reminder of how far away that game is.
Bethesda has finally proven to fans that it can concentrate on games other than Skyrim by announcing that Fallout 4 will receive a next-gen makeover. While the Fallout 4 next-gen upgrade isn’t a complete rebuild, it does bring several significant features including support for 4K and 120 frames per second, as well as numerous bug patches. If Bethesda has shown Fallout 4 some love, this creates the possibility for other games in the franchise to make a comeback as the long wait for Fallout 5 continues.
Many series fans would be in favour of a Fallout: New Vegas reboot. A modern recreation of the 2010 video game Fallout: New Vegas would probably do well because it is widely regarded as the best instalment in the series so far. When fans first began calling for a Fallout: New Vegas remake, it was much less possible because Bethesda appeared to be primarily focused on Starfield and the game’s developer, Obsidian, is also engaged in other endeavours.
This has changed a little with the introduction of Fallout 4’s update because it demonstrates that Bethesda is working on projects besides the grandiose sci-fi RPG Starfield. In addition, a co-founder of Obsidian recently claimed that the studio would devote a significant amount of time and resources to developing a new Fallout game, which seems to corroborate the notion that remakes are possible. Fallout 4 was recently announced to receive a next-generation upgrade.
Fallout 4 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions in development.