Fallout 4 next-gen upgrade has apparently been delayed because of Starfield

Robert Collins

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It’s been awhile since we first reported that Fallout 4 will be getting a next-gen upgrade…eventually. While it was initially thought that the update would arrive sometime in 2023, that is now looking more questionable as head into late summer with no further details.

We do know that the update will be free for owners of the game on Xbox Series X|S, Windows and PlayStation 5, and presumably for those who play with Game Pass. The update will essentially make Fallout 4 a natively next-gen title rather than merely a port of the Xbox One/PS4 version. However, exactly what next-gen features may be implemented remains to be revealed.

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At any rate, it looks like we may be waiting a bit longer for the update. And apparently it’s all because of Starfield. As reported by Gaming Bible and others, Bethesda head of marketing Pete Hines suggested on social media that the impending release of another big Bethesda title, Starfield, has taken priority for the time being.


Starfield is set to launch in just a few weeks as one of the most anticipated games in recent memory. As for the Fallout 4 next-gen update well, maybe we’ll hear more on it soon after the Starfield release window.

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