Bethesda reveals that major updates are coming to the Fallout Shelter vault simulator, including quests, new characters, new enemies, and the ability to play it on PC.
Last year's E3 was a doozy for Bethesda, and as a result, a big portion of the reveals this year were follow ups to titles that were announced there last year, like Fallout 4 and Doom. Bethesda quickly made it clear that Fallout Shelter is also getting its fair share of improvements, and gamers can expect an expansive new update coming to the vault simulator soon.
Fallout Shelter will be receiving a massive update in July that will drastically change the way the game is played. Rather than being limited to the vault, players will be able to send their vault dwellers out into the world in groups to perform quests. While vault dwellers could previously explore the wasteland for supplies and caps, this is the first time that the game will allow players to visually follow their vault dwellers and see locations beyond their own vault.
In addition, Fallout Shelter's combat system is getting some major updates. New enemies like the iconic Fallout ghouls are coming to the game, and players will be able to directly command their vault dwellers to attack specific targets. Previously, the vault dwellers would randomly select a target at will, which could make it more difficult to take down a well-equipped target in a group of enemies.
The biggest reveal for the title is that it will no longer be limited to mobile devices. While the game was initially released for iOS devices, Fallout Shelter released for Android devices several months later. Of course, there are still some gamers who haven't been able to enjoy it, so the news that Fallout Shelter will be playable on PC is probably a welcome one. Playing Fallout Shelter on a PC should make it easier to handle the increasing level of tactical decisions the player will be required to make. It's not clear if players will be able to continue the games they've already been playing on their mobile devices on a PC, or switch platforms at will, but since players' games are backed up to the cloud, it should be possible.
Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase has been quite a doozy, with announcements of new DLC coming to Fallout 4, virtual reality Fallout 4 and Doom, and even a new Quake game. Although the E3 show floor won't actually open until Tuesday, Bethesda has certainly started the week for the Electronic Entertainment Expo with a bang. Some gamers may feel that E3 is on its last legs, but with presentations like this one, E3 may stick around for a while yet.
The Fallout Shelter Quest Update and PC version will be released in July 2016.