Fallout Shelter Android release date could already be 'next month,' says Bethesda's Pete Hines


Fans of the Bethesda mobile game “Fallout Shelter” on Android do not have to wait long for the game to be available to their devices, if a statement by the company’s vice president is anything to go by.

According to Destructoid, Bethesda VP Pete Hines told an inquisitive fan on Twitter that development on the Android version of Fallout Shelter is “coming along nice,” and predicted that the game could finally roll out to devices running Google’s open-source mobile operating system “next month.”

Hines finished the reply by assuring the fan that he will make an announcement when there are specifics.

This means that the game could be available for Android beginning August.

Tech Times said that the game is a free-to-play management simulator that puts players in charge of a group of survivors from the nuclear disaster that is central to the plot of Bethesda’s upcoming console game, Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 will be released to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC this fall, IGN said.

Unfortunately for Android users, the game was released last month exclusively for iOS.

Tech Times noted that the exclusivity was more of a technical decision.

The Inquisitr speculated that Bethesda is pushing for the release of an Android-compatible version of Fallout Shelter after the game’s impressive performance in the iOS domain.

In June, the report said, Fallout Shelter managed to edge out Candy Crush Saga from the No. 3 position in the app store. The Inquisitr said that, from its perch, Candy Crush Saga was earning $2.5 million a day this year so one can surmise that Bethesda’s Fallout 4 spin-off is making roughly the same amount.

Hines told Gamesbeat that Bethesda is “very pleased” with Fallout Shelter’s performance in iOS.

“Fallout Shelter is doing amazingly well, with no real buildup. To take such a light approach to monetization compared to other free-to-play games we felt like we wanted to err on the side of caution and make it very unobtrusive, make sure it was fun first and foremost,” Hines said in the interview.

“So far so good,” the Bethesda VP added.