Fallout 4 is slated for its massive worldwide release next week on November 10, 2015 and is the first full release for the franchise since Fallout 3 in 2008 and Fallout New Vegas in 2010. Times and technology have naturally changed quite a bit over the past 5-7 years, so it should come as no major surprise that Fallout 4 aims to take advantage of more recent tech advances.
In that spirit, today the new Fallout 4 Pip-Boy App is now available on pretty much all devices. The official release states that both iOS and Android versions are currently available, and will be available for Windows mobile devices later today. Being one of the few and proud Windows Phone users of the MMO gaming world, I can confirm that the app is indeed available in the Windows app store to download, install, and run through the initial setup.
Once installed there are a few basic setup steps that give the option between Fullscreen and Hardware display modes, and you will also be able to synch the app to the platform you intend to play Fallout 4 on. From there, the main features of the app have been handily outlined by the fine folks from Bethesda as follows:
CREATING AN ELECTRONIC BOND!
This app lets your portable device interact with Fallout 4 on your Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC. Away from your game system? No problem! Pip-Boy will remember your status and allow you to access your data while on the go.
SYNCRONIZED TO YOUR TERMINAL!
Improve your life by integrating completely with Fallout 4. Check your Stats, Inventory, Map, Radio and even play your holotape games all from the convenience of your Pip-Boy application.
MINI GAME MANIA!
Thanks to revolutionary advances in emulation technology, you can now play holotape games on your Pip-Boy. Atomic Command included free!
MADE JUST FOR YOU!
Designed for both new Vault Dwellers and those already familiar with the dangers of the Wasteland!
FALLOUT 4 PIP-BOY EDITION COMPATIBILITY!
Did you purchase the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition for your favorite game system? Make sure to snap in your phone device for the complete Pip-Boy experience!
Given the nature of the app is an extension of the gameplay experience that synchs with your Fallout 4 character details, most features won’t become fully available until the full game launch next week. According to the folks over at Kotaku, that hasn’t stopped gamers from attempting to push the app further than it was likely intended to go in the interim. In particular, with some tweaks it has been discovered that there are additional mini-games locked away within the app.
For those of you interested in snagging the app for yourself, follow one of the handy links below:
Source: Official Announcement, Kotaku
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