For the gaming fans among us who have been holed up inside of their underground vaults for the past few weeks, Bethesda officially showed off Fallout 4 during its first-ever E3 2015 press conference. While many fans of the post-apocalyptic RPG series would simply be content with any news regarding the upcoming sequel, the Maryland-based developer decided to include mobile gamers in the bleak, nuclear fun as well, by announcing the free-to-play Fallout Shelter for iOS devices.
Fallout Shelter lets players become the Overseer of their very own vaults, as they monitor the structure’s integrity, send Dwellers on various missions throughout the Wasteland, and keep an eye on the inhabitants’ morale. While tons of people have downloaded the community simulation release — the game has over 70 million plays per day — Bethesda’s own Vault-Tec engineers have been up front about some of the title’s shortcomings. Now, the developers are making good on promises to patch the problems by providing updates with the inclusion of a Photo Feature, bug fixes involving expectant mothers, and general software maintenance.
For gamers that might enjoy branching out and engaging with the title’s fan base, Fallout Shelter‘s new photography mode will allow players to take pictures of what’s happening in-game and share them with others outside of their vault. Also included in the first upgrade is a glitch repair that will allow pregnant women to give birth as originally intended.
Regarding the matter, Bethesda cheekily addresses the issue, saying:
“Vault air filters have been causing some mothers to not deliver babies and we understand this is causing long term discomfort. We have solved this (not the discomfort, the baby coming out part).”
Since there are innumerable Fallout fans in existence, it’s no wonder that Fallout Shelter became popular enough to initially beat out Candy Crush Saga in app profits. Plus, with the Bethesda’s meticulous attention to detail, the title’s quality is bar none above most of its mobile competition. Not to mention, the game developer has enough business savvy to know that the franchise’s fan base is always excited to see any kind of sly reference to the series’ lore, so without a doubt, the addition of Fallout 4‘s Preston Garvey has definitely given people another reason to get the free game.
With so many neat features and nods to Fallout tropes, it’s no wonder that Bethesda’s projections for Fallout Shelter‘s future sales are so favorable. Plus, with the company planning an August release for the Android version of the game, a much wider audience will soon be able to experience what it’s like to take on the role of a vault Overseer.
Fallout Shelter is out now for iOS and, as previously mentioned, will be available for Android some time in August.
Source: Bethesda Blog