Excited for Fallout 4? Pre-order it on Xbox One get a copy of Fallout 3 to tide you over until release.
If you're one of those guys with multiple platforms wondering which will have the best Fallout 4 experience, this new deal from Microsoft and Bethesda may push you towards the Xbox One. For a limited time, pre-ordering Fallout 4 on the Xbox store will gift you a free copy of Fallout 3, which thanks to Microsoft's new backwards compatibility system, will be playable on your Xbox One.
"The code for Fallout 3 will be delivered to your Xbox message center in 7-10 days," wrote Bethesda on its blog. "Redeem your code on Xbox.com or on your Xbox 360. Fallout 3 will have Xbox One backwards compatibility access when made available."
It's certainly a nice little perk for Xbox customers, aimed at both building hype for long-time fans of the series wanting to re-experience the magic, or newcommers who don't understand what all this Fallout fuss is about. Combined with the news that mods will work with the Xbox One version of the game, Microsoft's console is looking like a pretty attractive option for your journey into the wastelands.
There's no word on whether or not Sony will offer a similar deal, but considering how baffled they are by backwards compatibility, I wouldn't hold your breath.
Fallout 4 releases on PC, PS4 and Xbox One worldwide on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Source: Bethesda Blog