When the Pip-Boy edition of Fallout 4 was announced at E3 in June, vault-dwellers the world over lost their collective “waste product” and hollered in anticipation. The Pip-Boy edition comes with an omfg-real-life Pip-Boy that fits most mobile devices and will operate, with an app, like a second screen during your peregrination through Boston this November. Seriously, the hype train for Fallout 4 had already exceeded the speed of sound but with this announcement, it was readily approaching light speed as people clamoured to get pre-orders in at their friendly, local game store.
It probably comes as no surprise that the editions sold out EVERYWHERE rather quickly, but perhaps you thought you might be able to snag one in the future, praying that a second wave of the plastic accesory for. Pete Hines, Bethesda‘s Marketing VP and #3 Guy I’d Like To Enjoy A Beer With, recently spoke with Gamespot to set the record straight
We made a shitload of Pip-Boys, and we went back and made more, and went back and made more. I keep seeing stuff about, “Oh, you only did a few thousand.” No–we did a ton of these things.
It seems like Bethesda really did go all out to get these things made, as Hines added that this is probably the most extensive work they’ve ever put in to crafting pre-order plastic add-ons.
Fortunately, for those that missed out, the Pip-Boy app will be entirely functional without the plastic casing in the shape of the famous in-game personal computer. Remember, Fallout 4 releases on November 10 this year! Oh and hey, you can keep yourself occupied (and maybe stop yourself from feeling sad because you missed out on a Pip-Boy) until then with Fallout Shelter!