Let’s face it. We all knew that this was probably coming. It wouldn’t be a Bethesda release if they didn’t try to sell us the same game at least five times, and Fallout 4 will be no different when it gets its very own Game of the year edition.
In a press release on their official website, Bethesda lays out the rough contents that’ll be found within the game – as is usual with these ‘GotY editions’ all the DLC seems to have made it in; Nuka-World, Vault-Tec Workshop, Contraptions Workshop, Far Harbor, Wasteland Workshop and Automatron are all set to feature, providing at least some saving for those who haven’t yet purchased the title. The various content patches and updates released over Fallout 4’s lifespan have also found their way in, including the Survival Mode that took cues from Fallout: New Vegas’ ‘hardcore’ game mode.
And, of course, the press release reminds you to pre-order a 2 year old game. Because of course it does.
For those who remember the original launch of Fallout 4, it’s worth pointing out that the collector’s edition Pip-Boy available at the time is getting re-released alongside the GotY edition of the game. While perhaps a bit unwieldy to actually wear upon the wrist, it is something of a neat collector’s item. If fans of the series didn’t get the chance to pick one up when they were originally released, now might be another good opportunity – if not through repurchasing the game and its DLCs, then by scouring eBay in the weeks and months following the re-release. That is, of course, if they’re willing to play the doubtlessly inflated prices.
Due warning, however – the Pip-Boy edition as of now will only be available in North America, and only then at ‘select retailers’. Those of us in Europe will only have access to the regular GotY edition.
The Fallout 4 GotY edition will be launching on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on the 26th of September this year. The Pip-Boy edition will be releasing the same day, retailing for $99.99.