Fallout Shelter is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title

Surprise! Bethesda's free apocalypse management simulator is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 on February 7th, 2017, complete with Xbox Play Anywhere support for cross-saves and purchases.

The UWP version of Fallout Shelter has been adapted for controllers and the big screen, allowing you to take your progression from the TV to your PC.

I know what you're going to ask, though. We have messaged both Bethesda and Microsoft to inquire about whether or not "Windows 10" also includes "10 Mobile." At this time, we can only hope.

What is Fallout Shelter?

Bethesda announced and launched Fallout Shelter at their pre-E3 briefing in 2015. The game has since become a runaway success story, addictively allowing players to manage an underground community of bunker-dwelling apocalypse survivors. Major Nelson revealed the upcoming Windows 10 and Xbox version on his blog, earlier today.

Since the game's launch, it has been updated numerous times with new features, supported by modest micropayment loot packs. Like the popular PC and console games (such as Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter has quests, allowing you to send your community out into the wastes to hunt down equipment, resources, and radioactive enemies. Maintaining a healthy vault forms the basis of play, maintaining people's happiness, basic needs, and even population growth.

It remains one of the most popular games on the iOS and Android app stores, and the game also made the leap to Win32 PC.

Fallout Shelter on Xbox has been reworked to support controllers and joins a growing list of games that support cloud-based progression and purchases between Xbox One and the Windows 10 Store.

As noted, there's no mention of whether or not Fallout Shelter will support Windows 10 Mobile. Major Nelson states that the game will support Xbox controllers, but makes no mention of touch support. There's a fair chance this is a port of the desktop version, leaving us without proper scaling for smaller tablets and mobile devices.

When (or if) Microsoft and Bethesda responds to our queries, we'll update this post to let you know on the status of Fallout Shelter for mobile devices. But, let's try not to be too optimistic.

Jez Corden
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