Fallout 4 may be one of the most highly anticipated games of the last 34 years, this hasn’t shielded the game from fan criticisms. The biggest area of controversy (so far) is the game’s graphics. Although Fallout 4 is certainly richer in colour (Fallout 3 was depressingly brown and grey), many people have suggested that the game’s visuals don’t do the current generation consoles justice. PS4s, Xbox Ones and high-end PCs are all capable of phenomenal things and they want Fallout 4 to make the most of the hardware.
The backlash has forced Bethesda to explain that no, Fallout 4 wasn’t being made for PS3 and Xbox 360 and that a platform switch is not the reason for the less than impressive graphics and that instead, they ‘dialled back‘ developments in graphics in favour of focusing on gameplay. In a new interview, the developer has shed even more light on Fallout 4‘s graphics and they has also revealed more information about PS4 mod support.
Fallout 4 is 1080p & 30fps on Xbox One and PS4. Resolution and FPS are not limited in any way on the PC.
— Bethesda Softworks (@Bethblog) June 22, 2015
Fallout 4 Graphics + PS4 Mod Support
Speaking to Digital Spy at E3 2015, the game’s director Todd Howard revealed that the game is “1080p on everything” and he also confirmed that on PS4 and Xbox One, Fallout 4 will be 30FPS (Frames Per Second). While many will be disappointed that the game isn’t the full 1080p/60FPS, it’s important to note that GTA V runs at 1080p/30FPS on current gen consoles and that looks absolutely phenomenal. Plus, its better for Bethesda to lock in this visual level than to try and go above and end up delaying the game into next year.
If you do want a better Fallout 4 visual experience, then you will probably be better off playing the game on a PC. Following Howard’s comments to Digital Spy, the above tweet was posted by Bethesda, explaining that the PC version of the game won’t be limited at all, visually. There’s no word on Fallout 4 in 4K yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised if that got announced later down the line.
As for mod support, one of the biggest stories out of Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference (besides backwards compatibility) is that Fallout 4 players on Xbox One will be able to use the same mods as those on PC. Given that mod support can keep a game feeling fresh for years, that might have been a valid reason to buy an Xbox One later this year, but Howard also told DS that they will “make every effort” to bring mods to PS4 as well. That depends on Sony giving them the ok and PS4 mod support won’t be made available until the PC and Xbox One releases in early 2016, but it should come to Sony’s platform eventually.
Fallout 4 will be released on November 10, 2015 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.