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Real Fallout 4 Pip-Boy is the wearable of the future
One of Fallout’s most iconic quasi-futuristic inventions is the trusty Pip-Boy, a wearable hub used in the game to track and manage your stats and attributes. Bethesda has announced that it will be giving away a real Pip-Boy sleeve to those who purchase the collector’s edition of the game.
While it might not be much to look at compared with today’s flashy wearables, it comes with plenty of CRT display real-estate. Better still, the Pip-Boy actually works with Fallout 4, by using your Android or iOS phone, which sits snugly inside the gadget, to access features in the game over your home WiFi network. Rather than having to enter the in-game menu, you can access the full set of Pip-Boy features directly from your wrist.
For those who don’t fancy wearing the bulky piece of technology, the app will still work with a stand-alone phone. The app will be made available once the game is released. Although second screen add-on apps are not a new feature to the gaming world, this is by far the most unique implantation that I have seen.
Fallout 4 was announced back at the beginning of the month, much to the adulation from RPG fans around the world, and details about the game have been flowing at the E3 press conference. The game is scheduled for release on November 10th 2015 and the Pip-Boy Edition will cost $119.99, €129.99, or £99.99. It also comes with a manual, poster and metal case.
As well as branching out into the wearables market, Bethesda also has a new Fallout Shelter game destined for release on Android later in the year. The game sees you watching over the lives of residents surviving inside the vault.
Bethesda has warned that supply of the Pip-Boys will be very limited, so you might want to get your pre-order in as soon as they open up.