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Fans, all fired up from watching Amazon's excellent adaptation, are returning to Fallout games in droves, with the free PS5 update for Fallout 4 looking particularly appealing. However, with the update in the wild, players who picked up the underrated Fallout 4 via PS Plus Extra find they cannot download it and are instead being prompted to pay for the game.

The good news is that Bethesda is aware of the issue and is working hard to fix it. In an update on Discord and later posted to Twitter, a spokesperson said: "We've seen some confusion regarding the free Fallout 4 next-gen update for PlayStation Plus Extra members. The Fallout 4 next-gen update will be available to PlayStation Plus Extra members through the PlayStation Game Catalog. Your patience is appreciated while the teams work on this."

The bad news is that no timeframe was given, so we'll just wait and see when a fix is forthcoming. As some may recall, there was a similar issue with Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, with Sony managing to fix that issue in a day or so. IGN has contacted Bethesda to ask if there are plans to refund players who purchased the game before the statement was issued. Game Pass subscribers on Xbox and PC seem unaffected by the issue.

Have you been bamboozled by the weird way PS Plus access to games can sometimes operate? Were you planning on checking out Fallout 4 via Extra? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source twitter.com, via ign.com]