They’ve taken their sweet time announcing it but sales on season passes have inevitably slowed, causing Bethesda to pull the trigger on Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition. Fallout 4 managed to bag more than 200 awards in a year that included The Witcher 3, Rocket League, Bloodborne and Metal Gear Solid V, which is all sorts of mind-boggling. Still, it got them, giving Bethesda perfect cause to release a Fallout 4 Game of the Year edition on September 26th, almost two years after Fallout 4 launched.
The Fallout 4: GOTY Edition includes all of the previously released content updates and patches. There are a grand total of six add-ons packaged in, comprising Nuka-World, Vault-Tec Workshop, Contraptions Workshop, Far Harbor, Wasteland Workshop and Automatron. Of those, Far Harbor and Nuka-World are the only two that could seriously be considered content-rich.
Gameplay updates since launch include the Survival mode, graphic enhancements (presumably for PlayStation 4 Pro), and both PC and console mod support.
At launch it’s going to be a full priced $59.99 packaged, so it’s actually probably cheaper to just pick up Fallout 4 plus the season pass in a sale. Once Bethesda introduces a decent price cut on the Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition though, it could be a great buy. My money’s on a 33-50% discount by the time the Steam Winter Sale arrives.
Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition is out on September 26th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.