Bethesda has revealed that work on Fallout 4 is complete, showing off some physical copies of the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of the game. This seems to indicate that the game has gone gold, meaning principle work on the game and its code is finished, with the team shifting to patches and DLC.
“Oct 23rd – the bombs have fallen. Fallout 4 is complete. All 27 versions,” reads the tweet. That last bit, about the 27 versions, is pretty interesting. It most likely refers to versions with different pre-order bonuses, or for different regions. Some speculate it is the latter, with nine regions for each of the three platforms.
Fallout 4 hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 10th, meaning the team finished up with just a couple of weeks to spare. Of course, as with any game these days, there will be patches and updates, probably one on the day of release.
Bethesda is well known for having trouble at launch, with their previous games having some massive issues on all systems. These usually don’t directly impact the experience though, and the studio is quick to fix most things. While the version of the game you get on launch day might have some problems, they should be worked out as quickly as possible. We’ll find out on November 10th though, so be sure to check back for our full review.