Don’t worry if you didn’t get the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition – it’s still great.
We’re all very jealous of those folk who managed to get a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition. They were on sale and sold out almost immediately, then they came back on sale for a brief time and it was the same story… in short, they’re basically the one and only pre-order that’s ever been worth it.
Why? Because you get a full-size, arm-mountable plastic Pip-Boy, but it’s not just a toy or display piece – you can slide your smartphone into the adjustable-sized housing, and control your Fallout 4 menu experience in real-time from on your arm, just like in the game.
And that Pip-Boy experience is powered by the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy App, available right now for Android and iOS platforms – sorry WinPho users – and means you can still enjoy the full Pip-Boy experience even without the plastic housing. I’m totally not just going to duct-tape my phone to my arm. Honest.
There’s not much to see and do with the Pip-Boy App just yet until your game experience begins, other than play the in-built Missile Command-style mini-game, but it’s a chance to get it installed in advance and get familiar with the new touch-screen navigation.
Only Vault 111 is marked on the map so far, but what else can your Pip-Boy App do? Here’s the press release from Bethesda:
PIP-BOY APP: CREATING AN ELECTRONIC BOND!
This app lets your portable device interact with Fallout 4 on your Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC. Away from your game system? No problem! Pip-Boy will remember your status and allow you to access your data while on the go.
SYNCHRONIZED TO YOUR TERMINAL!
Improve your life by integrating completely with Fallout 4. Check your Stats, Inventory, Map, Radio and even play your holotape games all from the convenience of your Pip-Boy App.
MINI GAME MANIA!
Thanks to revolutionary advances in emulation technology, you can now play holotape games on your Pip-Boy. Atomic Command included free!
MADE JUST FOR YOU!
Designed for both new Vault Dwellers and those already familiar with the dangers of the Wasteland!
FALLOUT 4 PIP-BOY EDITION COMPATIBILITY!
Did you purchase the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition for your favourite game system? Make sure to snap in your phone device for the complete Pip-Boy experience!