Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road DLC delayed

Bethesda pushes back release date of upcoming add-on to undetermined date in future based on "circumstances outside our control."

Bethesda announced in May that gamers would be able to journey down Fallout: New Vegas' Lonesome Road in July. However, the add-on content didn't make it out that month, and it won't see release in August either, the publisher today confirmed.
A first look down New Vegas' lonesome road.

Writing in the New Vegas forums, Bethesda senior producer Jason Bergman announced that the Lonesome Road downloadable content has been delayed. The developer said "circumstances outside our control" have forced the studio to push the content's release at least until September. Bergman didn't offer a new release date for Lonesome Road but did say the team is working to get it released "as quickly as possible."

Though Bethesda did bring gamers unfortunate news of the delay today, the developer also released the first screenshot from the content (above). It shows a battered road with a highway sign that reads "High Rd. 1/2 mile."

When it is released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, the $10 Lonesome Road DLC will see gamers being contacted by the original Courier Six, who refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the beginning of the game. Gamers will be offered the reason for his refusal if they agree to venture into the Divide, which has been ravaged by earthquakes and hurricanes.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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46 comments
pharaohpierre
pharaohpierre

I hope this gets released before all the Autumn games like Batman, Gears, and Skyrim come out or else I'm not even going to download it since I will be so involved in the new games. That is why I wish it would have been available this month since I have nothing to play right now.

BrianMX34
BrianMX34

Wow! There was a post on the fallout wiki where the head developer guy was telling people to stop worrying about lonesome road not coming out in august. He was saying it would DEFINITELY meet its august release date. Look how that went...

hotzball
hotzball

Ok honestly people I had the game preordered and have never encountered any substansial bugs after 9 months and around 100 gameplay hours later the worst bug I've seen is a cazador or a radscorpian getting stuck in the ground. Sorry people maybe the bugs come from your poor treatment of the disc

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

Can not wait. Fallout: New Vegas is the best Fallout game since Fallout 2. Gimme mo'.

soul_reaver_vii
soul_reaver_vii

Something tells me this "circumstance outside our control" could be the lawsuit with Mojang.

magusat999
magusat999

Everyone is saying how a GOTY edition should cost $50.00 - $59.99... Hiw things have changed! GOTY used to mean it has all of the updates, fixes and add-ons, but also is an "out of market" game - which could not fetch regular prices. GOTY games used to sell at $29.99, which is $10.00 above "platunum hit" types games. For example Oblivion GOTY features all the DLC that people paid for and only costs $20.00. If there is no price difference, then there is no reason I can see to wait for a GOTY. On a personal note, I suffered through many hours of this game - playing it well before people knew about the bugs (we knew it had bugs but Bethesda hadn't told us exactly where they were). I stopped because even after 4-5 patches the quest bugs were not fixed. Supposedly they finally got around to addressing them at about the 7th patch - but still nothing to fix problems in existing games (you need to start all over to play a "fixed" game). I just can't do 200 hours again - maybe in the distant future, but I am too frustrated with the problems that screwed up my original game and this game is too long to be doing a "do - over: DLC or not.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

I'd love to see how Europe is fairing in the Fallout universe. Maybe a spin off set in China, there was an American detachment in China when the bombs dropped, hard to believe these military personnel had no way to hide it out. Perhaps they are still fighting the war against a Chinese enemy renowned for their tenacity at fighting long drawn out battles of attrition. Maybe even Russia is getting into the fray. Imagine that, a very different Fallout game set around war and territory constantly shifting in an open world WW2 style trench warfare game. Between the remaining US army and the Chinese remnants.

Houtakiboy
Houtakiboy

Damn, I've been gagging for this since completing the excellent Old World Blues. Fortunately I've just finished original Fallout on PC, and am now obsessed with Fallout 2. Then I have Fallout Tactics, plus I'm on my second play-thru of New Vegas, so I guess I pretty much have a lot more Fallout to experience. It's kinda sad that this is the last DLC. We probably won't see Fallout 4 until the next gen consoles come out.

Edge15
Edge15

I do hope they come out with it soon, as long as its not really buggy. I've enjoyed the first 3 DLC and I've been wanting the confrontation with this mysterious other courier since you are first told about him :)

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

I've only just recently invested in all three DLCs. Now I'm busy playing the first one. Fallout NV has definitely not aged well. The only attraction is its mood, and even that is lacking in the 1st DLC pack! I can't say much for the other two as I still need to start playing them!

dstv
dstv

@tangyzesty LOL .....who said i own the game ....its actually a much smarter move to wait till the goty edition drops before buying RPGs such as this .....its the only way i feel i'm getting my money's worth

pogswarts
pogswarts

Still gotta get around to playing the first 3!

thermalcold
thermalcold

That has got to be one stretch on an imagination to believe that Las Vegas gets hurricanes.

Capitals
Capitals

Personally I hate delays, but if it's to fix an issue rather then just make us wait then I'm fine with that.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@tangyzesty, they probably don't own the game. Also, the GotY version will probably cost just $50 on PC. I'm still confused, though, given how weak most DLC is compared to the main game. @brylynt, admitting you pirate games in public is VERY stupid.

Davi11111111111
Davi11111111111

Good... now fix the performing issues on the original game, it lags like hell even on my good pc... @brylynt THANKS! Someone reasonable! I'll do the same thing... Bethesda you disappointed...

tangyzesty
tangyzesty

I keep reading comments from people saying "I'll buy it when the GOTY comes out", but what I don't understand is if you already own the game, that is flawed reasoning. 5 $10 DLC's is $50 before tax, while the GOTY is going to be $59.99 at release. So what exactly is the point of waiting who knows how many months just so you can SPEND an extra $10?

oscaromarjp
oscaromarjp

Nooo, TOO BAD, I've been waiting for more than one month...

dstv
dstv

Arrggghhh ..... release this so i can buy the GOTY edition already

AlkaPorty
AlkaPorty

Damn, I can't wait for a Fallout with the Skyrim's engine.

thingta42
thingta42

Im not gonna buy any DLC for my copy (360 version). And i'm gonna waitu till the GOTY Edition for the PC then i'll rebuy it complete with DLC

Zingoe1
Zingoe1

Meh, will wait till the GOTY comes out

deltabtry
deltabtry

wow didn't see this coming *sarcasm*

UltraredM
UltraredM

I really don't want this to be released after Skyrim, because frankly, I wouldn't play it.

Apathetic_Prick
Apathetic_Prick

Mar044 - the reason why EA backs out of anything is because they don't get "their share". Digital downloads allow a publisher to strip royalty rights from a developer, which should give people food for thought. I'm with Caketoo's opinion that it is most likely being delayed due to market reasons. September's only three weeks away, so there's no reason to schvitz over this.

dz99ls
dz99ls

it better be released at least 1 week before Gears 3 or they might aw well delay it until next year

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

I'm not tripping as long as the finished product is of quality and minimized glitches

EasyToTalkToIty
EasyToTalkToIty

"circumstances outside our control." = Por sales of previous DLCs

caketoo
caketoo

Someone probably spilled a diet mr pibb on the main CPU. Its the 4th most common cause in video game delays or Its probably being delayed so the money it makes is reflected in the new fiscal quarter,Damn captialisim.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

I'm guessing it didn't pass certification on the 360 or PS3 or both. Assuming that, then how buggy and broken is Lonesome Road if New Vegas passed certification in the dreadful state it shipped in?

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

Once a gotye is released then I will buy it again with all of the dlc on disc. I did the same with F3.

Mar044
Mar044

you have to wonder if steam messing with companies and the dlc has something to do with why Ea left because of dlc issues with steam. maybe bethesda also negotiating whatever new tearms steam is making companies do, only reason outside our control.

Triton
Triton

Good things come to those who wait.

cipo89
cipo89

@WWIAB Old world blues it acutally really good, I dont know what your talking about unless you have an attention span of a 3 year old.

otanikun
otanikun

My butt, just say you wanted to delay it simply for the sake of delaying it, I don't buy that one bit.

TheBlackEclipse
TheBlackEclipse

Aww, I was looking forward to it. That's okay. It's not like I can't wait.

henrik02
henrik02

"circumstances outside our control"? What, the riots in London, a car bomb in the middle-east? What else could affect the release?

Dreammosaic
Dreammosaic

Not really a surprise. If it is as good as Old World Blues though, I am happy to wait.

Xiosis
Xiosis

"as quickly as possible". Don't rush, the more time you spend on the game the it will be, right?

WWIAB
WWIAB

Jesus Christ ...... How many more delays for these DLCs? After the joke Dead Money, Honest Hearts with its 5 minute Joshua Graham reference, and the Old World Blues grind-a-thon are we actually gonna get a piece of DLC that is good? or a Piece of DLC that is released on time?

Rocker6
Rocker6

I loved every piece of New Vegas DLC so far,hopefully this one will be even better than any so far.