Hotly anticipated open-world post-apocalyptic role-playing game (RPG) is making it to India. Amidst intense speculation, Games The Shop, the retail arm of E-xpress, the distributor of the game, has listed the game for pre-order on its site. And it's rather steep.
Pre-ordering the PC version of Fallout 4 will set you back by Rs. 2,499. In contrast, most new PC games cost between Rs. 1,499 and Rs. 1,799. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One variants will cost you Rs. 3,999, around Rs. 500 more than what most other games cost.
(Also see: Fallout 4 Announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One)
However, with the Fallout series known for its wealth of gameplay time, perhaps the high cost of entry is somewhat justified. And though officially there's no release date, digital game seller, GreenManGaming, has hinted that the game will be out this year in an emailer sent to its customers (pictured below).
For RPG fans however, this is a bumper year what with The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity, Bloodborne, and now Fallout 4 anticipated for release. With a new Need for Speed, Halo 5: Guardians, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and XCOM 2 expected as well, the latter half of the year seems to have something for everyone.
All said and done, it would be best to remain cautious. Dragon Age: Inquisition was also slated for release in the country only to be halted at the last moment. And while a listing on a retailer run by the game's distributor is a sign of confidence, this won't be the first time it happens.