“America’s finest and easiest to use Personal Information Processor”, that’s the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy companion app to you and I, has finally released just five days ahead of Fallout 4’s official launch date. The application, which is available to pretty much every smart phone and tablet on the market, will utilize all the functionality of the in-game menu system in real-time. Even if you haven’t managed to secure the “Pip-Boy Edition” of the game.
The app itself is available on all the major smart phone and tablet operating systems, Windows Phone OS included (re-joice)! And can be found via your phones “app store”, the app will work exactly like the in-game Pip-Boy system and can be used regardless of whether or not you have managed to secure the “Pip-Boy Edition” of the game, unfortunately you just won’t look as awesome in the process of using it (not that anyone is going to see you following the launch of Fallout 4). Bethesda have released these notes detailing the functionality of the application:
- 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.
- SYNCHRONISED 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 application.
- MINI GAME MANIA! Thanks to revolutionary advances in emulation technology, you can now play holotape games on your Pip-Boy. Atomic Command included free!
Companion apps have definitely made their mark in the world of gaming growing increasingly popular with games launching on the new generation with games like Destiny, FIFA and Battlefield all utilizing an app for added functionality, but Bethesda’s take on the idea could well be the most functional we’ve seen so far especially with the addition of the working Pip-Boy added. It’s also great to see them pushing the app equally on all three operating system as the less popular Windows OS often gets neglected among its competition with later launch dates.
So go download the app, have a play around and let us know what you think in the comment section below!