Fallout Shelter Android Version Release Window Revealed

The Android edition of Fallout Shelter is "coming along nice" and should launch in August.

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The Android version of popular Fallout mobile game Fallout Shelter should launch sometime in August.

That's according to Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines, who shared the release window on Twitter in an exchange with a fan.

"Coming along nice," Hines said about the Android edition. "Haven't announced a date, but should be out next month. We'll let you know when we have specifics."

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Fallout Shelter was announced during Bethesda's E3 briefing last month and was released later that evening. The free game immediately raced to the top of the charts, generating lots of revenue through microtransactions even though Bethesda claims the game is not necessarily about making money.

Just this week, Fallout Shelter added its first Fallout 4 character, Commonwealth Minutemen leader Preston Garvey, along with his Laser Musket.

Fallout 4 is due out on November 10 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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AfterAllHuman

No Windows version :c

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vloyd

It has been confirmed that Fallout Shelter was developed with Unity, a cross-platform engine capable of compiling for both iOS and Android. They are not moving from objective-C and starting from the ground up with Java. It is most likely already finished for Android. I thought timed exclusivity was unlikely initially, but it seems plausible now. 1:15 in the video: youtu.be/c3GpKjTaXw4

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DevilBoner79

Damn right!

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choda_boy

Too late.

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4KGamer_LMXXX

Keep this sh!t to yourselves. I'll just wait for FO4.

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BuyaPC

@4kgamer_lmxxx:or you could play it and still wait the exact same amount of time for FO4

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RadPro

@4kgamer_lmxxx: Some people will just whine just for the sake of whining.

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@4kgamer_lmxxx: I thought so too at first, but it kinda grows on you, eventually. Plus, they're constantly adding more content, I'm sure they'll make it at least serviceable to bide our time until FO4.

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Zaphod83

Thanks for bug testing it for us, iOS users.

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Natdog99

@zaphod83: If that makes u feel better while most of us are pretty much done with the game already haha

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Zaphod83

@Natdog99: I wasn't planning on playing it anyway. I hate mobile games.

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roman4545

@zaphod83: hate mobile games yet you still comments this article ? Smart.....or not..

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Zaphod83

@roman4545: So there's a rule stating that I'm not allowed to comment on something if I don't think it's awesome? Oh, that's right - you're just mad that I don't think mobile games are the future of gaming. Your grammar is atrocious, yet you still think you're qualified to comment on this article? Not smart.

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roman4545

@zaphod83: Who the hell thinks the game is awesome and doesnt want to play it ? That doesnt make any sense.... or unless you enjoy crappy stupid games, then hey sure go enjoy it dumbas$

My grammar ? ohh I'm sorry I din't know Gamespot was a classroom or a school. Perhaps you need to wear glasses to check this website www.gamespot.com to make sure its not a classroom. Yeah so smart of you. What a joke LOL

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jedicommand7

Can't wait to fill a vault with the dead bodies of my residents (rooms with dead people seem to be the subject of the pictures I've seen shared from the game).

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DigiTM64

They are generating lots of revenue through microtransactions. People need to stop paying for this otherwise it's just going to get worse.

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felixfelicis55

@digitm64: Do you just expect the developers to work for free?

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DigiTM64

@felixfelicis55 said:

@digitm64: Do you just expect the developers to work for free?

I don't and didn't say that. I would rather have the game as a paid game without microtransactions, than have a free game with microtransactions.

Games with microtransactions means my children miss out on these games. My son is having a fit because he loves fallout and I have removed it from his Apple since I don't want to cop a bill worth hundreds.

Last year my daughter cost me $400 worth of CandyCrush transactions, I learnt my lesson as to how wrong this system is.

I don't get how people now defend Microtransactions and DLC these days.

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BuyaPC

@digitm64: The way they set it up you dont even need to buy lunch boxes unless youre just impatient or really really bad at this. They did a great job with this game and are not being greedy like other mobile devs are. Im at over 100 dwellers and i havnt spent a penny on this game and never will. Im fine with microtransactions like this that dont effect the game. I want these great developers to be able to make money so they keep making great games. Stop being so fucking self entitled acting like everything should just be given to people.

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Topher365

@digitm64: Can't you set up restrictions on your phone so your kids don't spend your money?

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LiveTrash

@digitm64: Going to get worse? You seem to be new here...

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reddevilofhell

Game is good, but moment you go around 40 rooms or 150+ people. Game starts lagging like hell. I think its made on Unity, hence no optimization on it.

I would prefer if they released on the PC.

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hystavito

@reddevilofhell: I love how they pushed it's so perfect for a touch interface when really a mouse would work just as well, maybe even better. It just HAD to be a mobile game naturally from the very first concepts, had to be, no other way! :)

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3CupsofFlower

@reddevilofhell: huh? I think Unity is pretty damn well optimized- Of course, you can make it even more optimized yourself if you want.

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How does an Android port take 2 months?

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Zaphod83

@Gordaton: iPhone users were busy bug testing it for Android.

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reddevilofhell

@Gordaton: I am surprised its taking just 2 months. Android is the worst platform to make games on. Just too many hardware configurations and screen sizes.

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3CupsofFlower

Ain't touching this after their back room dealing with crAPPLE.

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Zaphod83

@3cupsofflower: Apple users were bug testing it for us, so you should be more appreciative. :)

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LiveTrash

@3cupsofflower: Okay, we'll go ahead and enjoy it while you sit butthurt in the corner.

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3CupsofFlower

@LiveTrash: Me butthurt? I'm not the one who willingly bend over and take it. hehe

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Natdog99

@LiveTrash: Ikr all these people are like well there just testing the bugs.... The game has no bugs

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Chaos_Dante_456

@3cupsofflower: -_-

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Great! Glad that they're putting out a version for Android. Not much longer to wait now

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jwrebholz

Cool. That's a lot sooner than I expected it, actually. I figured it'd be closer to the game's launch in November. Have fun all you Android peoples!

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Evenios

good.

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Pyrosa

I'm in.

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Ripper_TV

Why aren't everybody concerned with system reqs? I'm sure it won't run on most phones.

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FIRESTARYA

@Ripper_TV: Lol, I'm sure every modern Android flagship will run it just fine. My LG G4 will run any game you can throw at it, 3GB RAM, a Snapdragon 808 (1.8Ghz/Hexa-core,) and a 5.5" 2560x1440 IPS display with a PPI of 538 will make it look amazing.

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Ripper_TV

@FIRESTARYA: Wow, dude... you must be RICH!

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TehTacoGuy

@Ripper_TV: Im sure my Galaxy S5 will run it. I don't need to worry.

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Ripper_TV

@tehtacoguy: @LiveTrash: @XxAK47xX:

This is not a braggin thread. Stop braggin, douches.

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LiveTrash

@Ripper_TV: My Galaxy S6 shall dominate.

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XxAK47xX

@Ripper_TV: my note 4 can't run any game smooth. It does everything amazing except when it comes to gameing, it falls flat on its face.

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bigrob007

@Ripper_TV: for instance, apple devices with only 512MB ram simply crash the game when you get around 25-30 dwellers. only 1+GB ram devices are supported.

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