Bethesda's new mobile game Fallout Shelter has become a roaring success since its release last month on iOS, but the big question since has been when will Android users get to play? For week's now, Bethesda has maintained that an Android version of the free-to-play mobile game is in development, but estimates that it won't be out for at least "a few months." Thanks to Bethesda's VP of Marketing and PR, Pete Hines, we now have a more specific release window.
While he doesn't have an exact date, Hines revealed on Twitter yesterday that Fallout Shelter should release on Android in August.
@kolos_kovacs coming along nice. haven't announced a date, but should be out next month. we'll let you know when we have specifics
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) July 1, 2015
Again, this isn't confirmation by any means as that'll likely come from Bethesda when it's official; but, it at least gives us a better idea as to how far along the game is on Android.
For those unfamiliar, Fallout Shelter is a new, free-to-play mobile game inspired by Bethesda's Fallout franchise. Announced at Bethesda's E3 press conference last month, the game is a mix of SimCity, XCOM, FTL, and This War of Mine, putting you in control of a Vault. As Overseer, it's your job to ensure the survival of your fellow Vault dwellers, keeping them happy, managing resources, and exploring the post-apocalyptic world outside.
Earlier this week, Bethesda released a new Legendary Dweller for Fallout Shelter — Preston Garvey of the Commonwealth Minutement. He is the first character from Fallout 4 to arrive in the mobile game.