Fallout: New Vegas betting on three more DLC packs

Bethesda confirms simultaneous multiplatform launches for upcoming content; PS3 and PC versions of Dead Money add-on set for February 22 release.

Bethesda Softworks is going all in with downloadable content for Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas. The publisher today announced that it has three more New Vegas add-on packs planned for release in the coming months. And unlike the game's first downloadable content, Dead Money, the three upcoming add-ons will launch simultaneously on the PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360.

Who let the Dog out?

Dead Money debuted on the Xbox 360 in December and saw players kidnapped and compelled to recover the fabled treasure of the Sierra Madre casino with the help of a mute woman, a mutant with multiple personalities, and a suave ghoul. PS3 and PC players won't have to wait much longer to play through the episode, as Bethesda today also confirmed a February 22 launch for Dead Money on those platforms.

Bethesda didn't offer any details about the three forthcoming add-ons, but the publisher may have already tipped its hand on their titles. Bethesda recently applied for trademarks on the phrases Honest Hearts, Lonesome Road, and Old World Blues in connection with downloadable game software. The phrase "Lonesome Road" could be spotted in Fallout: New Vegas' in-game graffiti, while Fallout wiki The Vault discovered that "Honest Hearts" was first hinted at in Dead Money via a texture folder dubbed "nvgraffitihonesthearts."

For more on Dead Money, check out GameSpot's review of the Xbox 360 version of the add-on.

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eastwoodmaniac
eastwoodmaniac

@jaykeketeke The game is notoriously buggy. If you aren't saving often enough to reload a recent save then more fool you.

jaykeketeke
jaykeketeke

did anyone elses final conversation on dead money screw up badly? it automatically skipped most of the conversation for me. i feel ripped off that i dont even no what happened in the end. i want my money back!

Bowserpwns
Bowserpwns

I hope one of the dlc's continue the story mode like Broken Steel did....I wanna hang out with Yes Man some more!!!!

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

This is amazing how gamespot posted an article about "dead money" being an exclusive on Xbox back in October-November without mentioning the possibility of it being released on PC and PS3. I did comment that it would eventually get released on PC and PS3 - the same thing happened with all other Fallout 3 DLCs. Makes me wonder how many people decided to buy an xbox at that time just because they might have thought that the first DLC would be an xbox exclusive.

iol1
iol1

@nomorepain4u - FO3 had more of the stereotype "post-apoc" look that Hollywood likes to use (and the artwork in Fallout 3 was amazing), but it didn't make sense 200 years after the war. You have to remember that there was a lot of history behind the Fallout setting long before Fallout 3 was created. That said, I didn't mind it too much, but I also like the setting in New Vegas. I'd like to see both of them continue together, so for me it's not so much about one game being better than the other. Also, for me, the RPG system is a big deal, and I thought the game mechanics in New Vegas were a huge improvement over those in Fallout 3. The RPG mechanics in Fallout 3 felt unfinished and not very rewarding to the player. I do agree that there was less to fight in New Vegas, but I play on the PC so I can use mods that make the wasteland a more "fighty" place. Anyway, I loved Fallout 3 as well, and some aspects of it I liked better, but for the things I look for in an RPG I found a lot more enjoyment in New Vegas. I understand your opinion, but I just see it differently. It's cool...everybody looks for different things in games.

iol1
iol1

@nomorepain4u - Ok, reasons I liked New Vegas better than Fallout 3: FO3's wasteland didn't make sense...it was a large square of terrain that all looked the same dotted with "theme park rides" that shouldn't exist 200 years after the war and didn't make sense right next to each other...settlements werent' even aware of each other despite being right down the street. There was no continuity. NV's wasteland had factions that actually made sense, had histories, justified their means of survival, interacted with each other, etc. The terrain in NV communicated a sense of place and had variety and character. Overall the setting in New Vegas felt a lot more crafted and planned out, while Fallout 3's setting felt like a big square of map with little attractions for the player sprinkled around randomly. While there were a lot of bland quests in NV there were a lot more quests in general (some of which were great), and if you played the game in a natural way instead of checking them off like a laundry list it created more of a rich story backdrop than FO3's disjointed theme park rides did. The characters in FO3 were not memorable, where in New Vegas there were quite a few that will stick with me. I did not like the "find dad" plot in FO3, and I really didn't like Liberty Prime as a deus ex machina...that's just bad writing.

nomorepain4u
nomorepain4u

@iol1 i still dont really understand how you would like new vegas more than fallout 3. all the quests in new vegas are the same. there are no enemies in the wastes to test your amazing weapons on. and its hard to find missions. fallout 3 is way way better.the dialog is not better but rather more boring all they talk about is the same thing in new vegas. fallout 3 actually has the post apocalyptic feeling. the locations are EXTREMELY better in fallout 3. but i do gotta admit that the skills in new vegas do have a larger effect. you cant finish some missions on the console version. and there are many more reasons y fallout 3 is better. but dont get me wrong new vegas is still enjoyable and i still respect your opinion.

iol1
iol1

@nomorepain4u - I actually enjoyed New Vegas quite a bit more than Fallout 3. I found it to be more mature, I liked the wasteland better (more variety and continuity), I liked the characters better, I liked the game mechanics better, I liked the dialog and quest design a LOT better, and I could go on. It does stumble in places, and I got the distinct feeling that the developers ran out of time toward the end, but overall I found it to be a more fulfilling RPG experience than Fallout 3 by a significant margin. Don't get me wrong, I liked Fallout 3 quite a bit too, but it felt disjointed to me, like a theme park instead of a real place. I also like the changes to the game mechanics...I felt like my character's abilities and skills were a lot more important and useful in New Vegas. I did encounter some bugs on the PC version, but I didn't have any major issues like some people did. Anyway, just my 2 cents. It's interesting...I lurk in a lot of gaming forums and it seems like, almost overwhelmingly, that older gamers seem to prefer New Vegas while younger gamers seem to prefer Fallout 3. I wonder why that is. I'd be interested to take a survey and find out what's up with that.

nomorepain4u
nomorepain4u

@DiscGuru101 and yah wait untill they package the dlc's with new vegas that will surely be a great package.

nomorepain4u
nomorepain4u

@DiscGuru101 new Vegas is still a pretty good game an 8.3/10 for me but some of the glitches force to you to sit out on some quests and i just played fallout 3 before new Vegas, and fallout 3 is the superior so there was just quite a but of disappointment for me. if you played fallout 3 you should absolutely play new vegas but there will be a degree of dissapointed but nonetheless there are some aspects in new vegas that are better than fallout 3. in conclusion YOU SHOULD STILL PLAY BOTH GAMES. just as a note i put in 65 hours into new vegas so thats still quite a bit and you do get your moneys worth

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Never thought i'd see the day where DLC would have DLC : )

TheSplintercat
TheSplintercat

Fallout: New Vegas, great game flawed by some of the worst bugs I've ever encountered.

fzd88
fzd88

I bought the game the day it came out. But still haven't played it (just booted it up for 5min to check). Why? Because of past experience from Oblivion and Fallout 3. The solution: Wait 1 or 2 years for the official patches to finish; and more importantly, wait for the Mod scene to completely re-ramp the game for the better. Vanilla Obv and FO3 are nothing compared to fully modded versions. In the meantime, I'm still playing a beautifully modded and crash-proof FO3; loving every second of it too. ps. Bought the game purely to support the developers...so they don't go outta business and stop making patches :P

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@nomorepain4u @thanatosser - You two just put me off New Vegas possibly forever. I was gonna say when they bundle the final content packs I might jump in. But now I think I will get Fallout 3 for the PC this time, with all the content packs instead.

nomorepain4u
nomorepain4u

@thanatosser yah exactly. in addition to the bugs, you need to play the game a second time because you are not able to complete quests sometimes. and there are like no enemies in the wasteland leaving cool weapons that you have found in the dust. fallout 3 is very much superior to new vegas and i am hoping that bethesda will take up the new fallout.

TheDragonManiac
TheDragonManiac

finally some more DLC!! the game started to boring after hours of playing

howie1926
howie1926

@charlieboomboom goty? Highly doubt it. What game did you play, because it obviously was not Fallout: New Vegas.

thanatosser
thanatosser

@nomorepain4u Couldnt agree more Theres so much more in Fallout 3 (not just a coherent, empathic story and quest). I cant understand the motivation of your charicature in Vegas. Its certainly not revenge because you end up assisting the people that used you in the first place. Theres nothing to encourage any empathy with any factions, those you want to help you cant without upsetting someone else you want to keep in with. I just felt that whatever I did, I didnt get the outcome I wanted, my mate chris still cant finished it because he cant make a choice that suits him, I eventually played 2 paths to 2 endings neither of them satisfactory the morality scale is essentially pointless aside from the perks. Then theres all this space and all these locations with NOTHING happening contrary to the promise that Vegas would have more locations with quests attached and... TALK about bugs? I had to play the whole game in an old Cowboy hat!

nathan83_xp
nathan83_xp

I just love to hate, or hate to love Bioware, everytime I play their games, I end up nuking or mutating my game fave genre. in the 90s I love Diablo I and II and Starcraft and Shogun Total War games, but along came Baldur's Gate and bam, I changed to tactical turn based. In the early 2000s I love Silent Storm and Jagged Alliance then along came KOTOR and I switched back to rts, mostly Relic's. and lately when I discovered the joys of open ended RPG like Oblivion and fallout 3 and fallout new vegas, along came mass effect and now I am no longer interested in FNV dlc, I am drooling over Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield Vietnam.

Baritu
Baritu

I play on the pc so i have mods. Poor poor console gamers. ahaha

cregan
cregan

I played both fallout 3 and most new vegas fallout 3 wins hands down.

nomorepain4u
nomorepain4u

fallout 3 is way better. just wish there were iron sights in fallout 3. i want Bethesda to take on the new fallout.

skitchrick
skitchrick

I'll try the PC DLC's if they don't come from Steam. I'm still ticked off about the 3 hour delay to install after I bought it at midnight Eastern time.

LT-Voltaire
LT-Voltaire

@ Reuwsaat Well your not thinking hard enough think about it. If they don't make download content for the PC its because the demand not there for it. Its simple if they sold only 50,000 copies of the PC versions and they sold 1,000,000 copies for the xbox360 there more money in making DLC for XBOX360 and not wasting money on the PC version. Here a little math for you see what im rattling about. If a DLC cost $1,000,000 to make all costs included and they sell it for $10 online that's $10,000,000 for the xbox version and $500,000 for the DLC for the computer . That's if everyone gets who owns a copy buys the DLC. So why waste the man hours on dev the computer DLC if it takes more to make it than they will see in return then why bother.

Ewangotkool
Ewangotkool

I'm happy that its only dead money that released early for xbox as a PS3 gamer. Hope the next DLC's will let you continue the story after you complete it like they did on broken steel on Fallout 3.

Onyx99
Onyx99

@ronnet: THANK YOU!! The most pointless argument in the world for any gamer is 'what console is better'. There are great exclusives for all the consoles. And the differences between the shared content is negligible. Screw the consoles just love the games. I'll play a good game on any console. Console loyalty only fills the pockets of some CEO in his mansion.

isshiah
isshiah

i'm nearing 200 hours on my current fallout 3 playthrough. i bought new vegas today but i'm concerned about the bugs. game freezes and bugged quests are what worry me the most.

ronnet
ronnet

@Chainer323, the way I see it your just a fanboy who can't take it if the competition gets an exclusive yet kisses Sony's feets when they get one for another game. Yes, Sony has feets because to you Sony must be god. Microsoft got some DLC first, no big deal. I personally think the temporary DLC exclusive battle that Sony and Microsoft are fighting is pathetic. They are so similiar now in terms of games and graphics that this seems to be their last resort. I would love for Sony and Microsoft to team up for their next console just to see all these fanboys are left in the cold. Along with the wasted years spent on hateful comments.

Chainer323
Chainer323

the way i see it, the fallout DLCs land on xfail first so they can work out all the bugs and have a perfect fit for when it's time to release it on the PS3

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

microsoft only got the first DLC as a timed exclusive? kinda pointless..

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Eh, After Dead Money I'm not sure I want to play the rest of the DLC.....Too many frackin traps and dumb deaths and bad lighting....At least the characters were memorable.....

oneligas
oneligas

Dead Money was good except for the traps i must had my head blown off like a dandelion 57 times

Tankbuster94
Tankbuster94

Dead Money was so-so but im sure that the DLCs will get better like the last Fallout game but on the good side Dead Money added 5 more lvs to the game meaning the max lv is 35

BAD-C0MPANY
BAD-C0MPANY

Can we please get DLC on PC? We all know you'rep laying your cards with Microsoft but why not have DLC exclusive to Windows as well? It's Microsoft property.

Fajonkel
Fajonkel

Eh. Dead Money was a huge dissapointment, and the game felt like more of an expansion. I have faith in Bethesda though and I'll at least try out these DLC's.

caketoo
caketoo

I hardly doubt theyll release the dlc on a disc like F3 and prob do like borderlands and give you a voucher code. That being said,Its not great dlc but its the only dlc i really buy. I think itll be better structured and more releative to NV then the DLC f3 had in terms of quests and story.

mackieadams
mackieadams

I don't even feel good about putting my money in New Vegas anywhere near MSRP... much less any DLC for it.

Ronnie_Rim
Ronnie_Rim

Fallout 3 was much better than this hunk of trash.

Hortey
Hortey

GOTY edition isn't an award, its a way to rerelease the game with all the addon content on the disk.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

this game freezes alot wen i play. No where near as good as fallout 3. This wont win GOTY so there will be no goty edition fools

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Hopefully the next DLC will be less annoying than Dead Money.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Good that the wait wasn't as long as Fallout 3, but, quite frankly, unlike its predecessor, I didn't think New Vegas was good enough to drop my money on the DLC. Maybe if I get bored down the line I'll pick up a GOTY Edition at least to check it out, but as it stands I've been thinking about selling my copy of New Vegas, I was that disappointed in it. No flaming intended, just stating my opinion here.

Maxim_Bryant
Maxim_Bryant

I'm still gonna wait for the PS3 GOTY edition.

SoNin360
SoNin360

Well I'm glad they are releasing the DLC on PS3 and PC not terribly long after it's release on the 360. And I'm even more happy and surprised that they are actually releasing the next ones on all platforms at the SAME time! However I'm not sure about purchasing the add ons right away as I still have a lot to do in the game. Plus they will need to be worthy of the $10 they cost.

mattg90520
mattg90520

I dont mind multiplatform stuff - in fact, it makes more money (usually) so in the end, we all get a better product. I am tired of publishers and devs being so flaky, telling us its going to be all exclusive, then it becomes timed, then they just release it all at the same time anyway. stop jerking us gamers around and stop deceiving us. just tell us once and for all. and yeah, if I do ever get this game, Ill be waiting for the collectors edition in a year or so.

Wings_008
Wings_008

i'll probably wait for them to release it all on disc and then buy it from ebay, like i did with Fallout 3

collinmul
collinmul

Good stuff. I'm hoping for more DLC sooner rather than later. I'm about 65 hours in and have done just 1/3 of the main quest and 1/2 the side quests. I think the differences between the towns and the attitudes of their people are even more varied than Fallout 3, so random exploration is actually really enjoyable to me. I'm quickly approaching level 30 as it is, so I honestly wouldn't mind paying $ now for additional perks and an increased level cap to 50 even without new areas to explore. (Still cool that each DLC increases the level cap by 5 and offer more perks, though.)