One lucky YouTuber releases a detailed unboxing of the Xbox One Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4, showing all the included components and how it works with a smartphone.
While most players will have to wait until the official release date of November 10th, a lucky few have been recipients of early copies of Fallout 4. Amongst them is a lucky YouTuber who received a Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 for the Xbox One from Bethesda, and unboxed it on video for others to get an idea of what to expect.
The official images provided by Bethesda of the Pip-Boy Edition were quite faithful, as the copy in the unboxing video below looks identical to the promo images. The game and Pip-Boy replica are housed in a gigantic brown box, featuring the Vault 111 and Pip-Boy logos. The box is made of a tough plastic that can easily be snapped shut again, so players will be able to use it to store other things, like a case of Nuka Cola Quantum, after taking out the game and Pip-Boy.
ChampChong briefly demonstrated how the Pip-Boy will work as well. The Pip-Boy is initially delivered with a small plastic placeholder with the image of the Vault Boy printed on it, which is taken out to make space for a player’s cellphone. There’s also a battery compartment on the Pip-Boy itself, but gamers will be glad to know there’s no need to go hunting for batteries – they’re already included. For gamers who would rather not wear the Pip-Boy, a handy stand is included for display purposes.
While this unboxing will probably excite gamers who have pre-ordered the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4, it will also undoubtedly agitate those who couldn’t get one. While the Pip-Boy Edition has gone on sale multiple times, it’s always sold out rapidly, leaving many disappointed gamers without one. However, fans who aren’t dead-set on acquiring an official Pip-Boy can always make a replica themselves, like the 3D-printed Pip-Boy a Fallout fan created and made available on the internet for others to use.
While some YouTube gamers have been given this opportunity in advance of the general populace, Bethesda is probably not pleased by leaks that have made it to the internet. Gamers are now aware of the control scheme for Fallout 4 on the Xbox One, and some images of the game’s title screen have made it to the internet, as well.
Still, nothing will quite match the experience of firing up the game for the first time ourselves. Whether you’ve pre-ordered a copy or plan to go and pick one up, the excitement is sure to continue building until the official release.
Fallout 4 officially releases on November 10th for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.