What's that sound? Oh, it's just the collective sound of Fallout fans who'd rather not game on mobile platforms letting out a collective "Finally!". That's right: Bethesda's super-hot mobile game based on the Fallout universe, called Fallout Shelter, is coming to Xbox One, as well as Windows 10 PCs. Sorry, PlayStation fans.
This is one of those times where you can hear about an announcement and not have to wait forever and a day for it to come to fruition. Microsoft says that Fallout Shelter will hit both of its platforms on February 8, and like the mobile game, it's going to be free to download, but will have in-game purchases to peruse (the Android version shows these prices can range from $1.00 ~ $100.00).
Admittedly, for those who have any Fallout game installed on their Xbox or Windows PC, that's going to give you the deeper, richer, more complex gameplay. However, there are undoubtedly fans out there who have played every Fallout game to death, and are craving for another game to play, even if it's simpler in nature. At Google's Play Store, the game has received an incredible 1.8 million ratings, with the average being 4.5/5 stars. It's almost surprising that it took this long to see the game hit non-mobile platforms.
Shelter will see you take on the role of "Overseer" to build up your vault set in the icon scene of Fallout's wasteland. The game isn't a one-and-done sort of deal: it continues to evolve, ensuring that players will have lots to do for a long time to come.
Here's something else cool: this particular version of Shelter is an official Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning you can play between both Xbox One and Windows 10 and your progress will remain in tact. That news right there deserves a super-smooth Fallout beer.