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Fallout 4 Xbox One Mod Launch Generated 50 Times As Much Traffic As PC Release

by Mike Futter on Jun 01, 2016 at 08:22 AM

Xbox One players showed up in force with yesterday’s Fallout 4 mod rollout. The clamoring for this kind of support on console wasn’t just talk, with huge data demands crushing Bethesda’s servers for a while.

According to Bethesda Game Studios, the mod support launch on Xbox One generated 50 times the amount of traffic as the PC rollout. This gives the developer some metrics to learn from as it heads toward PlayStation 4 support in June.

For more on Fallout 4 mod support, check out our coverage from Friday’s live stream. You can also read up on our review of the original game and thoughts on its first meaty expansion, Far Harbor

 

Our Take
Mods have long been a large dividing line between consoles and PC. Creating this kind of infrastructure on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is a big step for living room gaming. The launch shows that there is certainly a market for this feature.