Fallout 4: Fallout 3 PS4 Backwards Compatibility Unlikely, It ‘Stinks’ When Retailers Charge More

Bethesda’s Pete Hines also talks about mod support on the console versions.

Posted By | On 25th, Oct. 2015 Under News

Fallout 4

With the release of Fallout 4 just weeks away, it appears that Bethesda is doing a little house cleaning and making sure any questions that surround the game are answered before the title is officially here. As has been the case for a while now, the company has answered these questions by having Pete Hines take to Twitter and put to rest some rumors. Among the most pressing question, judging by how often it’s asked, is whether or not the PS4 will ever offer backwards compatibility for Fallout 3.

This question was born because the Xbox One version of the game is being offered as part of a bundle on launch day, and there are more than a few fans of the series who would like the same perks even if they are playing the game using their Sony console. Hines was flat out asked if Fallout 3 was going to be offered on the PS4 somehow and he answered, that it does not appear backwards compatibility is in the cards for PS4.

Taking up other questions on the game, Hines revealed that the modding tool itself would not be offered on the console versions although they will be playable and it will be linked across all platforms. Finally, Hines was asked whether or not he believed buying a version of the game that comes with the Pip Boy accessory that was actually twice what the normal retail was worth it. Hines said he couldn’t really give him advice on that but he was, “sorry that they’re charging so much more” and that such a practice “stinks.” Fallout 4 is due out on November 10, 2015.

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  • Rodney Patrick

    Why even ask them when they said it not happening from the start

  • XbotMK1

    Even if the PS4 had native backwards compatibility, I’m sure Microsoft gave them a big check to include Fallout 3 with the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 as a 3rd party exclusive marketing deal. I doubt Bethesda would’ve just given it away freely.

    They could offer it on PS Now but I doubt people care enough about an ancient version of Fallout 3 from last gen consoles. Now a Fallout 3 remaster would’ve probably received more worthwhile attention.

    • Psionicinversion

      depends if they were planning on remastering it or anything. If they werent then they might of let them give it away freely

    • XbotMK1

      I doubt they would let them give it away freely unless they had a crush on Microsoft or are Microsoft brown nosers.

    • Psionicinversion

      Highly doubtful there getting any new sales from fallout 3 on 360 and could be a bonus for saving them tons of money from the marketing deal

    • Mike

      A remaster I might play, otherwise I can’t stand playing last gen games. I never turn the ps3 on for anything other than Netflix or vudu. Backwards compatibility doesn’t matter to me at all now. Maybe when I got my ps4 at launch but now it wouldn’t be used at all.

  • Terminator

    What kind of question is that? What they should be doing is asking Sony to add it to PS Now and then pay for it to play it.

  • Garrison Shields

    Let’s be perfectly honest here. The only people asking that question were XBox fanboys looking to put a feather in their cap after a much beleaguered generation of getting destroyed by the PS4 right from the start.

  • David

    This article was soo useless… it could been writen on to a toilet paper.


    I wonder how many people that get the Xbox bundle will actually finish FO3.

  • blatchy

    Just another example of getting more with Xbox.

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