Have you ever felt that something is bound to happen, but the timeframe remains uncertain? Perhaps, we should reflect on the highly anticipated 4K update for Fallout 4, which was officially announced back in 2022 as part of the 25th-anniversary celebration of the original Fallout.
Fans of the Fallout series were initially ecstatic when the update was mentioned, anticipating its imminent release. However, the melancholic undertones started playing in the background as it became apparent that the update had been postponed to a point between the ocean and the desert, set to launch in 2024.
Stay abreast of the situation; the archaeological team is actively working to unearth the update, but their progress has hit a roadblock in a swampland.
The Fallout 4 “next-gen update” for PC, Xbox Series X-S, and PlayStation 5 promises “performance mode features for high frame rates, quality features for 4K resolution gameplay, bug fixes, and even bonus Creation Club content.”
Initially slated for a 2023 release, we imagined it would arrive early in the year, but the update for this already seven-year-old game follows Bethesda’s characteristic pace. Bethesda, known for its thorough approach, tends to ensure that everything is on board before setting sail, as evident in its past endeavors, such as the development of Elder Scrolls 6.
“Thank you for your patience with us as we work on the Fallout 4 next-gen update,” Bethesda tweeted on the official Fallout account. “We know you’re excited, and so are we! But we need a bit more time and look forward to an exciting return to the Commonwealth in 2024.”
While the delay is disheartening, the reaction from fans, though upset, acknowledges that waiting is preferable to rushed releases. Despite the absence of a specific release target beyond “sometime next year,” Bethesda has confirmed that the update is still in progress. Speculation suggests that it might coincide with the debut of the Fallout TV series on April 12, 2024, potentially providing a Cyberpunk: Edgerunners-style boost to sales.
Despite initial disappointment, the news that the update is still underway offers a glimmer of hope rather than placing all bets on uncertainty. Instead of fizzling out, there’s anticipation for a revitalizing breath with the impending arrival of Starfield.