During their E3 2016 conference, Bethesda announced that they had updated the Pip-Boy wearable that they launched for Fallout 4 last year.
Called the Pip-Boy Deluxe Edition, it will no longer need you to place your phone within its shell, as it now includes its own screen, hardware and software, allowing you to simply content your smartphone to it over Bluetooth, rather than placing it inside of it.
The Deluxe Edition has been designed to look identical to the RoboCo Industries’ Pip-Boy Model 3000 Mk IV, but it is also capable of doing some advanced features, with the ability to take calls, view contacts, set alarms, read text messages and display menus from the Fallout 4 game like the Status, Special and Perks screens.
There’s also a holotape slot at the top that allows you to plug in a USB device to play audio files, with actual knobs and dials that are used to control the Pip-Boy itself.
The Pip-Boy Deluxe edition is available for pre-order now and is set to be released on November 11th.
However, it will be priced at $350 and Bethesda are only making 5000 of them, so you’ll have to be quick.