Publisher and developer Bethesda Game Studios officially announces its construction and management simulation mobile game, Fallout Shelter, comes to Xbox One next week.
As many gaming fans will likely recall, the launch of Fallout Shelter for mobile devices back in 2015 netted Bethesda quite the sizable bounty when it comes to profits, as the company earned $5.1 million in its first two weeks when it became available for iOS in the App Store, and the firm went on to receive even more money and notoriety from the free-to-play game once it eventually released on Android. Now, Bethesda is looking to expand the construction and management simulation game into the console market, as the publisher and developer have officially announced that Fallout Shelter will launch on Xbox One next week.
As revealed in an Xbox Wire post, Bethesda intends on releasing Fallout Shelter for Xbox One and Windows 10 through the Xbox Store or Windows Store next Tuesday, February 7. According to information listed on Xbox Wire, the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of Fallout Shelter support Xbox Play Anywhere, which lets players carry their progress and Achievements in between the two platforms.
While the imminent launch of Fallout Shelter on Xbox One and Windows 10 is definitely exciting to Microsoft fans who game primarily on those platforms, Bethesda didn't give any further details about how the game will play on either. For instance, although the Xbox Wire post notes Fallout Shelter has been "adapted" for Xbox One controller compatibility, there weren't any additional specifics as to how it will operate.
For those unaware, Fallout Shelter coming to Windows 10 doesn't mark the first time that the construction and management simulation game has become playable on the PC. As a matter of fact, following Fallout Shelter's initial launch in 2015 as a supplementary product meant to further promote the launch of the post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4, PC players received the game last July, along with all of the title's downloads released around then.
Speaking of downloadable content in Fallout Shelter, since all of the other platforms for the game have been given updates like the addition of Dogmeat and cats, or the inclusion of Nuka World characters, it stands to reason that the Xbox One version of the title will be brought up-to-speed with the mobile and PC iterations. Taking all of this into consideration, should the first console port of Fallout Shelter to Xbox One end up being a successful venture for Bethesda, it will be interesting to see if the game goes on to get a PlayStation 4 release as well.
Fallout Shelter is available now for Android and iOS devices, PC, and will launch for Xbox One on February 7, 2017.