The incredibly lengthy post-nuclear apocalypse RPG Fallout 4 is free to play this weekend. At least on Steam and Xbox One, anyway. The announcement came through a trailer on youtube that shows the opening of Vault 111, hits at some key locations and images from the game along with a ton of critic responses to the game, before focusing on a generic looking white guy protagonist and his dog pal, Dogmeat, before moving on to the Fallout 4 logo and announcement text.
The full details from the trailer are as follows:
This weekend you can explore everything a post-nuclear Boston has to offer with the first-ever Fallout 4 Free Weekend. From May 25 to 28, Xbox Live Gold Members and Steam users will be able to play all of Fallout 4’s base content and try out Mods for free.
In tandem, Steam, PlayStation Store and Xbox Live will offer savings for Fallout 4’s base game and Season Pass, with discounts up to 67% off.
*Xbox Offer: Offer only available from 5/25/2017 at 12:01 AM PT through 5/28/2017 at 11:59 PM PT. Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately) required; broadband Internet required (ISP fees apply).
**Steam free period will run from 5/25/2017 at 10 AM PT through 5/28 at 1PM PT. Steam discount period runs 5/25/2017 through 5/29/2017 at 10 AM PT.
Sorry, PS4 players, this weekend is not for you. But for PC and Xbox One gamers, this weekend is a nice chance to experience a small taste of the massive game and perhaps pick it up at a discount if you decide you really need to see what all the hype was about – a few years later, but still.
The free weekend announcement trailer is below.