E3 2018: Fallout Shelter For Nintendo Switch And PS4 Announced, Out Now

Still free on both new platforms.


During its E3 2018 press conference, Bethesda's Todd Howard announced that Fallout Shelter will be coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4. The game, which was originally released on mobile during E3 in 2015, will be out tonight on the new platforms. And as with the versions on other platforms, it will be available for free. [Update: Both versions are now available on the consoles' respective online stores.]

According to Howard, Fallout Shelter has been played by over 120 million people, saying that's "more people than every game we have made combined." Previously, Fallout Shelter was available on iOS and Android, Xbox One, and PC. The game allows you to establish and lay out your own Vault. You're charged with managing its inhabitants to grow and expand the Vault while also sending out adventurers into the wasteland to gather supplies (although you don't actually directly control them).

The new versions will presumably feature all of the updates and improvements that have been made over the past three years, but there was no word about any new content being added.

This was one of many announcements during Bethesda's E3 2018 conference. In terms of the Fallout franchise, we learned the first real details about Fallout 76, which is an online, multiplayer-focused RPG. The company also made some surprising announcements, including confirmation that both Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI are in development. To catch up on everything, be sure to check out our roundup of all the news.

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