As they prepare to take a break for the holidays, Bethesda took one last moment to thank fans for their continued support of Fallout 4. While the year is winding down, the studio is now preparing to look forward to the launch of DLC and the official Creation Kit in 2016.
Looking back at the past year, the developer reminded gamers that Fallout 4 was just announced to the world for the first time during this summer’s E3 event. Many already suspected that Bethesda was likely working on the next installment of the post-apocalyptic franchise at the time, but news that Fallout 4 would release later in 2015 still came as a shock. After all, the game eventually launched just months after its initial reveal, which is virtual unheard of when it comes to big-budget video game releases.
In addition to purchasing the game, the developer also gave their thanks to Fallout 4 fans that share their creations with others. From in-game screenshots to custom artwork, Bethesda encourages users to continue posting their personal Fallout 4 materials.
“Fallout 4 was announced at our first-ever #BE3 showcase, and fan fervor reached a level we’ve never seen! Less than six months later the game was in your hands, and its release was a record-smashing success. But, most importantly, we’ve been amazed by all of your incredible stories and brilliant fan creations. Keep playing and sharing your adventures, your settlements, your amazing characters and more.”
There has only been one title update released for Fallout 4 since it was first launched in November, but Bethesda took a moment to reiterate their plans on bringing new content to the game next year. Now that the game has launched across all current-gen platforms, the studio plans to support Fallout 4 throughout 2016 with the release of DLC and official modding tools.
“And remember: Bethesda Game Studios is just getting started. Stay tuned in 2016 for the release of the all-new Creation Kit and Fallout 4 DLC content.”
The Creation Kit and player-made mods will play a larger role in Fallout 4 than ever before due to the fact that this will be the first Bethesda game to make custom made content available to console systems in addition to PC. While only PC users will be able to actually build content with the Creation Kit, Fallout 4 mods will also be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to an Inquisitr report from earlier this year, Bethesda plans to bring mods to consoles via a streamlined download. The hope is to have users select which Fallout 4 mods they would like to run from within the game. The developer then hopes that the process will be as simple as making a single click to both download and install the content on either the Xbox One or PS4.
While sending holiday wishes to Fallout 4 fans, Bethesda also thanked mobile gamers who have helped make Fallout Shelter a huge success on iOS devices. The developer proudly announced that Fallout Shelter quickly became the top grossing title on the Google Play store and Apple even recently called the game on of the their “Best of 2015.”
In the months following the release of Fallout Shelter, the mobile title has since launched on Android devices and has several updates that have introduced new content to the vault-building game. The most recent update gave players the ability to add pets to the game that provide survivors with a series of different in-game buffs.
After releasing Fallout 4 just months following the game’s unveiling at E3, Bethesda plans to keep surprising fans in 2016 with new content. Are you more excited to receive official Fallout 4 DLC packs or to try out some player-built mods once the Creation Kit is released?
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