There is still going to be two weeks before the release date of Fallout 4 and if you want to play the game as soon as November 10 comes, Bethesda has good news for everyone buying the game digitally on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Those who intend to buy the physical CDs on PC, however, are at a disadvantage of?playing the game early.
Fallout 4 Preload
Bethesda has recently announced that the download file of Fallout 4 will be made available a few days before the game?s release, Polygon reported. Preloading will help everyone boot up the game immediately once November 10 comes. Those with slow internet connections will hugely benefit from this especially as the game is to weighs 28GB on the Xbox One.
We can confirm that #Fallout4 will have pre-loading on Xbox One, PS4, and PC so you have a few days to download the game before 11/10
— Bethesda Softworks (@bethesda) October 26, 2015
Bethesda did not specify the exact day the preload will be made available. ?Exact day/time TBA,? Bethesda vice president of PR and Marketing Pete Hines said.
The file size for Fallout 4 is actually quite big compared to Bethesda?s earlier open-world-games. Skyrim only weighed 3.68GB on the Xbox 360 while Fallout 3 weighed 5.48GB, Gamespot reported.
PC Physical CD Buyers Left Out Cold?
Those who buy the physical copy of Fallout 4 will have to wait for the day itself to start downloading the game. Yes, you have to download the game even if you buy the physical copy on PC. According to Extreme Tech, Bethesda will retain their old ways of selling the PC copy where gamers will still need to download a part of the game via Steam before they can start playing.
?Well we?ve been doing it this way more or less for 10+ years,? Pete Hines told a Fallout fan when asked why Bethesda decided to push through with this scheme. ?Seems to be doing ok. Lots of people bought Skyrim, Wolf, etc.?