Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas was released late last year to warm reception, but it was riddled with a range of bugs following its debut. Now, gamers eager to enter a cleaner New Vegas can expect a "stability improvement" patch, currently heading to all systems.
In a Bethesda Blog update, Fallout: New Vegas senior producer Jason Bergman said a patch, which focuses on "optimizations and stability improvements," is currently in certification process and will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in the coming weeks.
The post states that Bethesda and Obsidian searched through the game's forums to learn what types of headaches gamers were most frequently experiencing.
"We have fixed a great deal of the crashes and lockups that people were experiencing. In addition, we scoured the forums and this patch includes weapon balance tweaks and other requested fixes," reads the post.
In December, Fallout: New Vegas--which has shipped five million units--welcomed the Dead Money downloadable content. Gamers thirsting for more action can look forward to more content, as Bethesda has promised at least three more content packs for the game. Unfortunately, none of these three add-ons have been named, priced, or dated.
Developed by many veterans of the original Fallout games at Obsidian Entertainment (Alpha Protocol), New Vegas is set in the Mojave wasteland and casts players in the role of a courier who is shot in the head and left for dead. After recovering, players roam the desert and the titular metropolis, exploring new areas and modifying weapons. They also get wrapped up in the larger conflict among the bureaucratic New California Republic, the slave-trading Caesar's Legion, and a mysterious New Vegas impresario named Mr. House.
For more on Fallout: New Vegas, check out GameSpot's full review.