Fallout 3 DLC coming to PS3 in June, two new packs in works

Just over a year ago at the 2008 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft announced that it had secured Xbox 360/PC exclusivity for Fallout 3 downloadable content. Now, three releases down the line, that agreement has come to an end, as Bethesda today announced that all existing--and some all-new...

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Just over a year ago at the 2008 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft announced that it had secured Xbox 360/PC exclusivity for Fallout 3 downloadable content. Now, three releases down the line, that agreement has come to an end, as Bethesda today announced that all existing--and some all-new forthcoming--Fallout 3 DLC will be making its way to the PlayStation 3. Operation: Anchorage will be the first content pack released on the PS3 in June, while The Pitt and Broken Steel will follow at four- to six-week intervals.

Bethesda has also confirmed two more downloadable content packs set for release on all formats. The first, Point Lookout, will be released in late June on the Xbox 360 and PC and will focus on a new swampland area. The second, Mothership Zeta, promises a "firsthand alien abduction" in late July on the two platforms. Both packs will cost 800 Microsoft points (£9.99, $9.99) and will make their way to the PS3 once the first three packs have been released.

In addition to the gamut of DLC, Bethesda has more retail releases for Fallout 3 in the works. Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #1 is an expansion disc containing both The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage, and it will be released for the Xbox 360 and PC on May 26 in North America and on June 12 in Europe. The second expansion disc, Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #2, will include Broken Steel and Point Lookout and will be released in August in both territories.

Finally, Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition will be available in October on either side of the Atlantic and includes the original game plus all five add-ons for £39.99/$59.99 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and for £29.99/$49.99 on the PC.

For more on Fallout 3 on the PS3, check out GameSpot's full review, as well as hands-on impressions with the latest DLC, Broken Steel.

Discussion

567 comments
zaraki7
zaraki7

is fallout cumin out individually as dlc or not cos i hate having to wait like its guna kill me waitin for god of war 3 in march

souplock
souplock

Micro soft is making the stupidest decisions these days. They are trying to make everything exclusive EVEN THOUGH it will eventually go to everything else soon so it does not matter AT ALL.

Devinzilla
Devinzilla

so it doesn't look like EARLY July's going to happen either...

jayner
jayner

Is the DLC release for PS3 late June 2010? instead of 2009. Looks like it's going that way.

terpriders
terpriders

The only reason that the DLC went to MS first was bcasue they paid Bethesda to make the content. MS was only given a 6 month exlusive to the content and now behesda and sony are doing the right thing and placing all 5 DLC's on a GOTY edition. I rented this game and will be waiting untill the GOTY to buy it.

Devinzilla
Devinzilla

So, umm, why not just put out all the DLC that they have for 360 so far at the same time? I mean the obviously already have it for the Xbox... and I don't wanna have to wait 2 months for broken steel b/c I don't wanna go through Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt without gaining XP... Please Bethesda/Sony!

Chyaku
Chyaku

It was said that they bumped the date up to early July, they want to make sure it has no glitches like the 360 / PC does. Gotta love late released DLC, always superior.

dkilmurray
dkilmurray

i want it so bad please come soon please :(

Devinzilla
Devinzilla

So, umm, yeah, one question that EVERYONE is wondering... WHERE IS OUR DLC!? Its says "coming in June"... Its July 3rd... Yawn... Getting tired of waiting...

Devinzilla
Devinzilla

Thank goodness Sony treats us so well! Thank you Sony for payin for the DLC, I pretty sure you will realize it was a good idea

sk8oridie44
sk8oridie44

What a company Microsoft is! Horrible! That is so dirty that they paid to get exclusivity for the first few months just so people would change to 360? Why would anyone do that? If they did, they're dumb.

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

You do realize that Microsoft made Sony pay for the DLC.

ronnieo54
ronnieo54

about damn time. exclusivity is a complete misnomer these days. Unless its developed by a First Party team, its going to come out on something else.

mx_remix91742
mx_remix91742

given that fact that i will be moving out for college in the fall.. i almost figured i wouldn't be spending cold cash on games again. (short on cash) but this Fallout 3 GOTY edition for the PS3 is a deal I simply cannot ignore. I for one will definitely get this. I'll rob my co-workers coach bag if i have to. =]

zilla48103
zilla48103

It is about f#$&ing time Bethesda!! Why don't we just release DLC for every system at the same time? Anyway, had to get that out, thank you Bethesda for bringing it to the PS3! I am pumped! Might wait for the Game of the Year Edition though.

kartik24
kartik24

ill wait till october then

kade380
kade380

im going to wait for goty but any one know when the dlc will come out?

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

i just rented fallout 3 and it is fun but im going 2 wait 4 the goty edition be4 i buy it

poot_toop
poot_toop

Does this mean that the 5th addition will only be out on the game of the year disk and Xbox live? lame. hopefully it comes out with the 3rd and 4th additons on cd. P.S. The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage are not worth your money.

svaubel
svaubel

If all the DLC packs are going to cost as much as the original game did, I will wait for the GOTY package.

jayji062
jayji062

I will wait for the game-of-the-year edition in October.

kade380
kade380

mabey i know it will fit for the ps3

alex610
alex610

Will the GOTY fit into one disc for the xbox 360?

kade380
kade380

man i cant wait for the goty but man no word on the dlc its comeing out this weak and the forth week or at lest thats when i think its comeing out

Col-Neil
Col-Neil

It's just what they do normally one console gets the dlc and then eventually the other one gets it to in time

KoolDeathAngel
KoolDeathAngel

its good that i didnt buy the game. Now ill just get the goty editon!!!!!YEPPPPYYYYY!!!! :P

kraken2109
kraken2109

Thank god that they do care for there PS3 fans as well.

docaston
docaston

oh heck yea! Thank you Bethesda for getting of your a33.

Crispo1981
Crispo1981

AT LAST!!! That wait was a shocker, wonder if this will also be the case with GTA DLC!?

Baade09
Baade09

@forhekset An actual expansion like the three they have already put out? and as far as them putting out a disk with all the content on it at once, thats brilliant, maybe they could call it something like the GOTY edition.

slipknot611
slipknot611

They can keep their DLC. The game isn't even new anymore, and there are tons of other games out now, like Sacred 2, that I can posit as a timesink. Bethesda's little slap in the face smells a bit too little, too late.

Roachmeat
Roachmeat

Just great. Now another huge game along with Sacred 2 I'm going to have to contend with making time to play this year. Bethesda is going to have to make the GOTY Fallout 3 strategy guide into telephone book size for all those additions to it.

Natural_Genius
Natural_Genius

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forhekset
forhekset

Alien abduction? Lame. They've always been somewhat of a side line joke, nothing concrete expect crash evidence. Why don't they do something interesting instead, or better yet make an actual expansion? They could also fit all the DLC on one disc there's no reason to not sell at least the first 3 together.

yaba
yaba

It does not surprise me. True exclusive rights in any form for any media are rare. They always have an expiration date. It would have cost Microsoft an excessive amount of money to make the Fallout expansion packs licensed only to the Xbox indefinitely. Truly indefinite exclusive agreements are nonexistent unless the project was purchased outright.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Oh MS, is it not enough that you released your hardware prematurely to an unsuspecting public, and then you purposely mislead consumers into thinking that the only way to get DLC for a game is to buy your console? Seriously. Why do people keep supporting this unethical company?

meateater79
meateater79

I read somewhere that it does take longer to develop games and contents for PS3 because developers have not completely caught up with the technology yet. So when you take this into consideration, the XBox DLC 'exclusive' is actually a very shrewd move for Bethesda, business-wise. They took the money, released the DLC for XBox first, and develop them to release on the PS3. Ingenious! Question: Is playing Blu-Ray on PS3 harmful to the console? I was warned against using my PS2 as a DVD player, but that was years ago. Perhaps it's different now? I'll be getting a PS3 after that $100 price-slash so many analysts are swearing will come, which will land it near the range of a fancier Blu-Ray player

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

@alien-killa, Because it is much harder to develop for, things take longer.

alien-killa
alien-killa

Why do ps3 owners have to wait for everything?

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

Sony ovbiously paid for this content aswell. Microsoft are ovbiously not bothered if the PS3 gets this content or not otherwise it would still be exclusive so I'm going to tell all of you PS3 owner this.....get Broken Steel first so you can get to Lv 30 then get Anchorage second as it has the best equipment and The Pitt last.

striker22222
striker22222

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boyracer597
boyracer597

I cant belie\/e microsoft actually pay companys for exclusi\/e dlc.... how small must their penis's and egos be.

598168
598168

YES!!!!!! Finally DLCS for Ps3! Screw Microsoft and they're bribes.

drummerdickens
drummerdickens

5 expansions worth £10 each plus the game itself for £40? Not bad! Here's to hoping the game will actually be PATCHED on the PS3 this time round and work properly :|

chisoxrule
chisoxrule

Well this is good news. I own all 3 consoles but since I moved into a house, I no longer have XBox Live until I dish out $100 for the wifi adaptor whereas the PS3 has it built in so I no longer regret getting the PS3 version of Fallout 3.