Fallout 4 Not Coming to Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3
War never changes, but technology certainly does, as a Bethesda representative confirmed Fallout 4 will not be hitting last-gen consoles.
According to Polygon, Bethesda Softwork's Global Community Manager Matt Grandstaff confirmed in a NeoGAF thread that Fallout 4 will not be coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Grandstaff's explanation for this is simple: last-gen consoles will not be able to handle a project this massive. After Bethesda confirmed Fallout 4 with an awesome debut trailer last week, many fans were left wondering about the trailer's final seconds, which mentioned that the game was coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Gamers were hopeful that Bethesda would announce that a PS3 and Xbox 360 version would be coming at a later date or would be made by some kind of third-party studio.
"It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we're doing will never work there," Grandstaff posted.
We're glad to see another developer putting its foot down and moving onto current-gen consoles as opposed to tuning a game towards a median-level of development so it can be released on both platform generations. Just imagine how amazing Dragon Age: Inquisition would have been if BioWare skipped out on its PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. With Batman: Arkham Knight about to amaze us by the end of the month, it's nice to see major developers moving on (we cringe at the thought of a PS3/Xbox360 version of Arkham Knight). While we understand that some gamers can't afford current-gen consoles (and yet somehow have money to regularly buy new releases), the industry can't stay stuck in the past.
While no launch window has been set for Fallout 4, at least we know it's coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.