Bethesda has announced that its award-winning RPG Fallout 4 will be free to download and play from May 25 to 28 for Steam and Xbox Live Gold users.
To go along with the free weekend, Fallout 4 will be going on sale over the Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox stores, with discounts of up to 67% off. Check out the announcement video below:
Though critically-acclaimed, receptions to Fallout 4 were rather mixed among the franchise’s hardcore fan base. Many found that the installment had been streamlined to a fault; while the gunplay had been significantly improved, the clever dialogue and impressive narrative iconic to the Fallout series had been severely cut back.
Despite these faults, Fallout 4 generated over $750 million in revenue for Bethesda in the first week alone, breaking records and leaving competing franchises in the dust.