‘Fallout 4’ is receiving high-FPS and 4K improvements for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
Fallout 5 is still a long way off, but Bethesda may have something to keep you entertained in the meanwhile. According to VGC, the game developer has revealed plans for a “next-gen” upgrade for the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2023. The update will add new (unspecified) Creation Club material, as well as a high frame rate and 4K resolution features.
This isn’t the first time Bethesda has improved Fallout 4’s aesthetics. The Xbox One X upgrade enabled 4K in the 2015 title, but only at 30 frames per second. Last year, the business used FPS Boost on the Xbox Series X and S to enable 60FPS gameplay, but the resolution was presumably limited to 1080p.
At the very least, the technique is familiar. As with CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3 patch, it’s an attempt to keep people interested in an old game while work on long-awaited sequel proceeds. No, this is unlikely to increase sales, but it may keep Fallout 4 (and, to a lesser extent, Fallout 76) in gamers’ thoughts until a new release. At the very least, it’s another way to commemorate the series’ 25th anniversary.