Bethesda is still working on the Fallout 4 system requirements

Fallout 4

We already know quite a bit about Fallout 4: There will be no level cap or game-ending finish, there will be a season pass, there's a lot of talking (but no Three Dog), and German gamers will enjoy the same pleasure of watching skulls pop like overripe tomatoes upon a grill. But there are a few rather important things we don't know, too, including what sort of hardware we'll need to play the thing properly. And there's actually a pretty good reason for that.

"We're not going to give out incomplete or inaccurate info before we know," Pete Hines, Bethesda's vice-president of PR, tweeted in response to an inquiry about the mystery of the missing specs. "That'd be irresponsible."

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Hines was equally circumspect regarding when the information might be released. "We'll make them available as soon as we reach some level of certainty as to what they are. can't 'make that go faster'," he wrote in a separate tweet. "It's not just about quality. for sys requirements it's compat testing to figure out performance on a lot of different hardware."

We'll find out soon enough, since Fallout 4 is just a couple months away—November 10, to be precise. Hines also confirmed that the Pip Boy Edition of Fallout 4, despite being very impressively loaded out, does not include the season pass.

Thanks, Gameranx.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.