One of the most popular mobile games to come out back in 2015 will finally make its way onto Windows 10 and Microsoft's Xbox One. Many of you probably already know exactly what game this is, but in case you forgot, Microsoft wanted to send out word to inform gamers about the re-release of the popular strategy title.
Fallout Shelter will not just release on Windows 10 and Xbox One but it will also be available as a Play Anywhere title, one of the few third-party games made available through Microsoft's service that allows gamers to play games as a cross-buy between PC and Xbox One. So if you don't have access to your PC because it's defragging and you're forced to play on your Xbox One, you can boot up Fallout Shelter without having to pay extra to play the game. Alternatively, if your Xbox One is updating or someone is watching television and you can't play it, you can boot up Fallout Shelter on your PC.
The Play Anywhere feature allows for cross-platform compatibility, so that you can save your progress on the Xbox One and continue playing on your Windows 10 PC, or the achievements you unlock on PC will carry over to your Xbox Live profile when you play on the home console.
Bethesda even worked with Microsoft so that Fallout Shelter works full and well with the Xbox One controller.
The release of the game on Windows 10 and Xbox One comes after Fallout Shelter launched on PC back in summer of 2016 through the Bethesda Launcher. It was a port of the mobile version of the game, which launched a year before that for iOS and Android devices.
The game sees players in charge of running a fallout shelter following a nuclear holocaust. The objective is to expand the shelter, keep everyone fed, regrow the human population by hooking up vault survivors like a bad dating game show, and developing new recipes and equipment to ease the life of the vault dwellers and expand the headcount.
Fallout Shelter was extremely popular when it first launched, garnering tons of praise and playability and managing to shoot up the app charts due to its accessibility and giving gamers a completely different take on the Fallout franchise. Usually the games are either isometric, turn-based RPGs or first or third-person action-RPGs, like Fallout 3 or Fallout 4. The Fallout Shelter app switched things up by making it a time management simulator with a lot of strategy tossed in.
Players will have to send units out into the wasteland to recover items, develop defensive mechanisms to protect the vault dwellers from mutants and zombies, and craft new items and customization features to complete quests and venture further out into the wasteland to scavenge rare goods from desolated buildings and other dangerous vaults.
You'll be able to pick up a digital copy of Fallout Shelter for Xbox One or Windows 10 from the Xbox Store or the Windows Store starting February 7.