Update (March 10 - 3:20 a.m.)
Bethesda just announced through Twitter that the Fallout 4 1.4 console update for Xbox One & PS4 will arrive this weekend.
Happy to share that we expect the 1.4 console update (Xbox One & PS4) to release by the end of the week https://t.co/PZSb56yitm— BethesdaGameStudios (@BethesdaStudios) March 9, 2016
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With the Fallout 4 updates that have been surfacing in the previous days, we now know what challenges to expect from Fallout 4 Survival Mode.
Fallout 4 game director, Todd Howard, recently revealed in an interview with Game Informer how they come up with the idea for Survival Mode. Howard confirmed that they did an internal game jam to come up with ideas for the new DLC including Survival Mode.
“We had talked about doing robot stuff, and there was a bunch of that in there,” he explained.
“We do that every game. We do that in the middle of development. So we did that in the middle of Fallout 4. When we finished what we call our vertical slice preproduction build – when you can actually play the game – we do one for a week then. That fuels features for the main game like jetpacks and a number of other things. And we do another at the end, which is focused on mining ideas for DLC. “
Automatron comes out later this March and the specific date will be announced these coming days. It will be followed by Wasteland Workshop in April and Far Harbor in May. This is just the first set of Fallout 4 DLC that Bethesda plans to release.
Howard also said that beta test of the Survival Mode will be done but it’s different than what they did before.
“Survival mode has a lot of changes that can be pretty dramatic. Once we get it honed where it’s working well enough, we’re going to put it on Steam beta for a while. ‘Here it is. Start playing it. Give us feedback.’
The beta will be available on Steam. Once the team is satisfied with the beta test, Survival Mode might be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a month after.
Gaming Bolt wrote that the team appears to believe they have a winner in Survival Mode – something we’ll just have to find out when the new DLC arrives. After all, Bethesda has been known to gain amazing popularity for most of its works for Fallout 4.