With a new generation of consoles rolling out across the globe, players are naturally wondering which of their favorite games from the past few years will make the transition to new hardware, and when, and how much it might cost them.
Is Fallout 76 coming to PS5?
Outside of Doom Eternal and ESO, there’s no word yet which of Bethesda’s existing titles will get new releases for PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.
Microsoft has said publicly that it wants Bethesda titles to be “first or better or best” on its family of platforms (which includes Game Pass), but that doesn’t quite sound like exclusivity. Titles like Fallout 76 will almost certainly hit PS5; it’s more a question of when.
Fortunately for Bethesda fans, it sounds like any next-gen upgrades for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles will be free for owners of the games’ last-gen versions.
In an announcement about The Elder Scrolls Online and Doom Eternal coming to PS5 and Series X, the publisher confirmed that players who owned the current versions of the titles would get their next-gen upgrades free of charge upon availability.
“Players who own or purchase either title on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade for free to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions, respectively, when those versions are available,” Bethesda said at the time.
“While we don’t have any news to share just yet on our remaining catalogue of titles, we can confirm we are committed to offer free upgrades for current-generation console owners of existing Bethesda titles we bring forward into the next generation of consoles.”
If it’s been a while since you’ve logged into Fallout 76, you can probably grab a handful of free items from the Atomic Shop right now — the “Platinum” icon, the “So sorry” emote, a Pioneer Scouts poster, a Vault-Tec duffel bag. It’s worth checking the in-game store periodically for similar freebies.
Fallout season two ends on or around Tuesday, November 24.