Bethesda says that ‘Fallout 4’ for Xbox 360 and PS3 is a no-go
With a title like Fallout 4, you have the right to be choosy on what gaming systems support it. Such is the case with Bethesda, who announced that they will be releasing their new game for current-gen only, leaving the old hardware of previous consoles out of the mix.
When rumors of a port version of the game might sneak out to try and help maximize the games sales, Matt Grandstaff, the Global Community Manager for Bethesda, was quoted as saying:
It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we’re doing will never work there.
By using current-gen gaming consoles only for Fallout 4, Bethesda Game Studios will be able to allow the game to play as the developers intended it to, by taking advantage of the newer systems expanded memory limits that the older consoles just don’t have enough of. Not all games require this, but Fallout 4 is a memory hog, being an open-world game with tons of interactive things gamers will come across.
There were rumors about Fallout 4 going about the game coming out for the older systems on social news sites like Reddit, but those were quickly squashed.
As the gaming industry continues to explode in both profits and popularity, the need to continue pushing the limits of the hardware will be an important factor. Gaming studios, like Bethesda, will need to continue to push the envelope of what is possible in order to keep gamers coming back and keep their interest in a title.
These studios are not just being picky over something seemingly insignificant as a gaming console version. the leap in technology from systems like the PS3 and Xbox 360 to the PS4 and Xbox One was a giant leap forward in processor power and memory. This has allowed gaming studios to go well beyond what they were able to do in the past.
Not all games are affected by the console upgrade, relying on massive amounts of memory. Some are able to run just find on older versions, while keeping the integrity of the game intact.