Buy Fallout 4, play Fallout 3 on your Xbox One next week

As you may, or may not recall depending how many officially licensed Fallout beers you’ve drunk on their release day today, those who buy Fallout 4 will receive a copy of Fallout 3 to play on their Xbox One via the backwards compatibility feature that’s heading everyone’s way on 12th November. Of course, you’ll be able to play Fallout 3 on any Xbox 360 you have access to before the 12th given Fallout 4‘s launch date of 10th November.

Fallout 3
Fallout 3

Something to bear in mind, however, is the limited time this offer is available before. In a blog post yesterday, Larry “MajorNelson” Hryb states the fact without giving a hint as to how long this offer is available for. An imprecise time-frame was also offered by Bethesda’s Vice President of P.R. and marketing Pete Hines when asked by Polygon earlier in the year, commenting “Basically it’s meant to make sure folks know that this is not a ‘forever and ever’ thing. So that does mean there is a scenario where you could go into a store to pickup a copy of Fallout 4 post-launch and not get a copy of the game with the code. But I’m not sure how many copies will include it, or for how long. To be determined.”

Whether you purchase a digital or physical edition of Fallout 4 you should qualify for a free copy of Fallout 3, but better make sure you make that order sooner rather than later.

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