If you’ve been itching to put a real-life Pip-Boy on your wrist via the $120 collector’s edition of Bethesda’s highly-anticipated role playing video game, Fallout 4, and you own an iPhone 6 Plus, you may be out of luck.
The larger handset will not be supported for the wristband, but you can still run the companion app when the console and PC game comes out later this year.
Even though the fancy edition is sold out in North America, it may still be available in Europe, and you know folks are going to sell it on Ebay, if nothing else.
It’s sad that iPhone 6 Plus owners like myself won’t be able to take full advantage of all the cool cosplay-like extras included in the collector’s edition, like the Pip Boy wrist band. Sure, you’ll get a cool capsule case and a metal game case, but it sure would be swell to be able to play Fallout Shelter on my wrist via the official wristband. Bummer.
Bethesda took to its blog page to explain the issue, saying that the Pip-Boy included with the special edition will include foam inserts that fit iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 4/4S, Samsung Galaxy 5, and Samsung Galaxy 4, but not the iPhone 6 Plus.
“As we wanted to stay faithful to the dimensions of the in-game model,” write the developers, “any smartphones larger than the models listed will not fit inside the wearable device. For these larger devices, our Pip-Boy companion app will still be available.”
Well, ok. Fine. I didn’t really want to drop $120 on a video game, anyway. Sad face.