Fallout 4 Breaks Sales Records!

It was always going to be a big success, but Fallout 4‘s launch has been breaking records!

Bethesda has announced that, on launch day alone, they shipped 12 million copies of their post-apocalyptic RPG. These sales are “representing sales in excess of $750 million” and are generating “record sales” for both physical and digital versions of the game. While the 12 million figure isn’t necessarily sold through, it is expected that a high majority are as Bethesda is already shipping more to keep up with demand. To put this in perspective, it has absolutely destroyed the already impressive launch figures of Halo 5:Guardians and, perhaps more impressively, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III. It is without doubt a great game but the sales have taken me by surprise a little…. not many games beat a Call Of Duty launch!

Staying with Fallout 4, and those playing the PC version have a very special room that they should pay a visit to. Discovered by YouTuber Tyrannicon, the secret room apparently features every item in the game! You should be able to gain access to the secret room by simply entering the code “COC QASMOKE” in the game’s console commands. This is not the first time that such a room — suitably dubbed “a developer room” — has appeared in a Bethesda game, a similar room occurred in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I will say that this is not the right way to play Fallout 4 but, if you’re ever in dire need of an item, at least you know that one’s never far away!

Homefront: The Revolution has been on a long road to recovery ever since THQ went bankrupt. Initially it was purchased by Crytek for just over $500,000, but the German developer then encountered their own financial difficulties and sold the game to Deep Silver. With so many changes it won’t come as a surprise that,according to narrative designer CJ Kershner, “everything is new in Homefront: The Revolution.” While the core concept of Homefront remains — Korean forces occupying America — The game has “a new team, new publisher, new style of gameplay, new backstory.” I will admit that Homefront: The Revolution does look promising and, in anticipation, I recently picked up the original title for £3 — hopefully it will be backwards compatible so I can play on the Xbox One.

Talking of backward compatibly, Microsoft has recently spoken openly about the process of bringing everyone’s favourite 360 games to the Xbox One. Speaking to Eurogamer, Microsoft’s engineer Richard Irving said:

“After the technological breakthrough that got backwards compatibility working, the next step was to figure out how to license all this content, originally released on Xbox 360, for Xbox One.”

To hear that licensing is the big issue doesn’t come as a surprise. I really hope that publishers allow more of their titles to come to the Xbox One, surely it is a no-brainer as it opens up the possibility of additional revenue from old games. It means that Red Dead Redemption is still a possibility! While we wait for Rockstar‘s western world sandbox to arrive, you can enjoy Microsoft’s tongue in cheek advert for the Xbox One’s latest feature. It is definitely intended to fire shots at Sony and their PlayStation Now service.

That’s all for today. Until tomorrow,

Matt