First Fallout: New Vegas DLC to be Xbox 360-exclusive

Initial add-on will be released on Xbox Live this holiday season; PC, PS3 release plans unclear.

After Fallout 3 was released in October 2008, the postapocalyptic role-playing game was followed by five expansion packs--all of which debuted on the Xbox 360 and PC. Now, it appears publisher Bethesda Softworks is taking a similar approach with downloadable add-ons for the latest Fallout game, New Vegas.

In an announcement this morning, Bethesda revealed that the first expansion for Fallout: New Vegas would debut on Xbox Live "this holiday season." No further details were given about the expansion other than that it would be "exclusive to Xbox Live." It is unclear if the exclusivity is limited to consoles or also means there will be no PC add-ons as well.

When asked for clarification, a Bethesda spokesperson would only say, "All we have announced thus far is that the first DLC is exclusive to Xbox Live. Additional info will be forthcoming in the next few weeks."

Fallout: New Vegas' expansions will debut exclusively on Xbox Live starting this holiday season.

"We're excited to continue the partnership between Bethesda and Microsoft, and build on the success of the game add-ons released for Fallout 3 on Xbox Live," said Bethesda Softworks' vice president of marketing and PR, Pete Hines.

If the expansions for New Vegas follow the same scheme as Fallout 3's, they will be released every few months on Xbox Live over the next year. Bethesda eventually did also release them on the PlayStation Network and then included all five expansions in the Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition in late 2009. Whether the Maryland-based publisher has something similar planned for New Vegas is unclear.

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 gets shot in the head over a package and is left for dead. After recovering, players will be free to roam the desert, exploring new areas and modifying weapons. They will also get wrapped up in the larger conflict between the New California Republic and the slave-trading Caesar's Legion, based out of the former casino Caesar's Palace.

New Vegas will feature a bevy of voice talent, including Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton. Other actors on board include Danny Trejo (Machete), Kris Kristofferson (Blade), Felicia Day (The Guild), and Matthew Perry (Friends). Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) will once again be the game's narrator, and Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will reprise his role as Marcus, the intelligent mutant from Fallout 2.

For more information on New Vegas, check out GameSpot's previous coverage or the mini-documentary on the game's art direction below.

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Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Why did they add content to the worst version? Is this their attempt to make up for making th console version crappy compared to the PC version? Because PC is the best way to play and has not had the bad problems much.

B4UNaoki
B4UNaoki

I bought the collector's edition for PC to get screwed over? Thanks Bethesda.

Ingot69
Ingot69

Got Damn that's a goooood game. Make lots of DLC please, you have the game working really well now.

ShroudedEagle
ShroudedEagle

Hopefully the DLC will let you play after the credits. During that last battle I managed to get a crap load of stuff, and a few guns that I couldn't find outside of that quest. Then I had to start again. *sadface*

Dominicobaggio
Dominicobaggio

As a ps3 owner i must say Its not fair its the same as last time, the xbox users get the content first when it doesnt work and its full of bugs. They pay full money and test it out, iron out all the bugs and then it gets released on ps3 often cheaper... Wait a minute, this is great news!! N i can play Ass creed and Dead space 2 exclusives while i wait! :P

sambob530
sambob530

@psychotic_pig Does this help? lol

psychotic_pig
psychotic_pig

*PLEASE REPLY* *PLEASE REPLY* *PLEASE REPLY* ---------------------------- ---------------------------- --------------------------- how do you respond to people? do you just type @ and then their name, or is there a respond button? thanks if you respond. if you don't than it probably means that you don't know how either.

psychotic_pig
psychotic_pig

@skraflar the reason that the Xbox360 is "better" than the other systems even though it's worse, is because there are a lot more games that are Xbox exclusive. And PS3 fanboys, don't come typing in caps about how there are so many PS3 exclusives like Infamous and uhh... others. The Xbox exclusives are a lot more.... famous?. And, from what I've heard, the Xbox version of most games are better in quality and Xbox Live is a lot better than Wii Live and computer Live. Plus the title screen is more friendly.(=

psychotic_pig
psychotic_pig

For some people there weren't very many bugs and for others there were a lot. I think that bethesda and those people were the people that had not very many bugs. If you didn't understand what I just said, that makes two of us. My point is that all the testers didn't have many bugs either because they had a better system, or Fallout people had a better disc or whatever.

docaston
docaston

Ok 2 things, 1. Are we truly surprised that Bethesda/Microsoft (or Microthesda) are doing an xbox dlc exclusive? I'm not. 2. Of course its filled with bugs this is Microthesda were talking about, they let the people find the bugs and they fix the ones that they want to. And yes "Microthesda is copy righted. Ok not really but it will be, Just watch.

Mr_Dream
Mr_Dream

Before you guys at Bethesda becomes over-exited about doing DLC i should remind you that YOUR GAME IS SWARMING WITH BUGS AND YOU BETTER START DOING UPDATES TO FIX IT !!! Because i think one of you guys forgot to do a beta test on the game. A day in the life of those who made Fallout: New Vegas: Game deisgner 1: YAYYYYY !!! The game is finished ! Game designer 2 : YAAAYYYYY !!! *notice HUGE bug* what is that ??? Hey did you guys made a beta test on the game ??? Game Designer 1: No, i thought it was YOUR job to do it ! Game Designer 2: And i thought it was YOUR job to do it ! Game Designer 3 : So no beta test has been done and the game is swarming with horrendous bugs ??? Meh......release it anyway !

lithus
lithus

[QUOTE="HardCore_PC_Gmr"] Objectively and simply, what you said about PC gaming is not true. And actually, PC gaming is even cheaper than console gaming.[/QUOTE] Objectively? lmao! How dare you say you're "objective", coming from a guy with "Hardcore PC gamer" as part of his tag. Doesnt exactly lend you objective anything in the "Consoles vs PC" gaming debate. I"ve played both platforms for the last 20+ years (I'm in my 30's incase math is hard for you too, and yes, you'll be playing videogames when you're my age too). ......................................................................................................Cheaper? ooh really? I guess math REALLY isn't your thing. How is a $1500+ PC gaming rig,$50 games, $60-90 memory upgrades cheaper THAN a $300 console and a few $60 games (which you can trade in, you CAN NOT trade in PC games)?? And I'm being very generic and simple with those numbers. You could spend a whole lot more on a decent PC rig. Heck, a decent video card alone is going to set you back a couple hundred. ......................................You want objective and simple? PC gaming is no longer the mighty gaming giant it used to be 10-15 years ago. As a gaming platform it has continued to loose steam with every generation of console. Everything a PC had over a console has been crossed over. Consoles get DLC, patches/fixes and even user tools (Halo's Forge etc). There's very little today worth mentioning about a PC over a console. What will this debate look like another 10-15 years from now? I know you're not good at math, but give it a try..............................................@skraflar: it's called a 1 year warranty genius, get off your butt and send it back at NO COST. Dink. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

skraflar
skraflar

My 8 month Xbox 360 is broken :( My 1 year ps3 still life and kicking and also my 3 years old Wii. So what is this all about Xbox 360 being so great (besides Xbox Live).

HardCore_PC_Gmr
HardCore_PC_Gmr

@lithus: Objectively and simply, what you said about PC gaming is not true. And actually, PC gaming is even cheaper than console gaming.

HardCore_PC_Gmr
HardCore_PC_Gmr

------------- PC Gaming Now and Forever !. -------------

boy1819
boy1819

fall out new bugs DLC this is 3 dog children

SaPhIrX_lOl
SaPhIrX_lOl

I rather wait for a GOTY version. Just like i did with Oblivion. Funny fact, i had time to write this because my game crashed..

oneofthefall
oneofthefall

I hope they sort out the bugs 1st, otherwise DLC might be a let-down too!

SkytheWiz1
SkytheWiz1

Idea - fix your game before you try making more money off of it. Otherwise, I'm not buying.

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

Oh, DLC, really? Sooner than I imagined... I was about to buy this game, but since it will have 1, maybe 5 DLCs, I think I will wait for a GOTY version and buy all of them, for the price of only one (as I did with Fallout 3... Oh no, sorry; I paid a little less actualy).

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

One company paid another company to deprive half its customers of a product just to hurt another company. Good news.

InExcelsis
InExcelsis

Good news for 360 owners although we all know that it will come out on other systems at a later time just like with the fallout 3 DLC

lithus
lithus

[QUOTE="sliperywhenwet6"] "And just an FYI, I own EVERY THIS GEN CONSOLE and a good gaming PC, and I prefer PC. So until you've spent +1000 bucks on a gaming PC and can then say 360 is still better, please don't talk like the 360 is the god of consoles and MS is the most amazing company in the world."[/QUOTE] Lmao! seriously? You just made my whole point. (Gotta love stupid people) ;) When playing on a console, you DON'T have to spend all that money to play. Just because mommy and daddy front you the money for EVERY tech device you cry for, doesn't make the most expensive one better. .....................Fact: PC's require long game installation, expensive memory upgrades, resolution adjustments (just to play a game properly) and often have hardware compatibility issues. Not to mention a short gaming lifespan. ......................Fact: My 5 year old 360 requires none of the above and still plays ALL of it's gaming library. And when I'm done with a game, I can trade it in. You can't with PC games.

JDCAce55
JDCAce55

Gyp... If I knew this before pre-ordering (the PS3 version), I wouldn't be giving Bethesda my money. However, maybe if enough PS3 editions are sold, they'll reconsider. They may be getting money from Microsoft for being exclusive, but about 50% of gamers won't be buying the DLC, simply because they're not playing on Xbox 360.

MattyWoah
MattyWoah

How can any of you blame Microsoft? Bethesda is at fault, if anybody. Bethesda didn't have to do that, they sold out. It is absolutely ridiculous how big of a scapegoat Microsoft is. "Oh, I stubbed my toe! D*** you Micro$oft!". Idiots. Don't speak unless you know what you're talking about, because if you're not condemning the party responsible for things like this, then you're not doing anything to prevent it from happening in the future.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

@amaan4ever That's funny, I never pirated a game ever. Oh I lie I downloaded Age of Empire because I lost the disc. You were what's killing the format you fool

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

No surprise Bethesda is continuing with Microsoft exclusivity. They've been doing it from Morrowind (Xbox exclusive) right up to here.

jollybest1
jollybest1

please note moders doesn't equel hackers or exemple a team of moders was employed by egosoft for X universe because they made good mods, valve or steam or whatever employed a team of moders becaus of the mode for unreal tournament 2004 (i think2004) named alien swarm now it is a free game from steam made by them as well as left for dead....this is an explanations who think moders=hackers,

jollybest1
jollybest1

@PeterDuck indeed, and pc community is always making something (free) and fun to use (good bless moders) , for example fallout 3 oblivion dragon age unreal series , frelancer , and many many more making games fun to play for years from the release, so a pc gamer is more atached to a game than many console players (buy finish it, play it online until the next expansion or the next game from the series and than forget about it- not all of them but many)....

pdqstyle
pdqstyle

it will come to PS3 and PC, it just more timed exclusive garbage. maybe MS should put the money they use on timed exclusives for actual exclusive games.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

Christ, the game hasn't even been out 24 hours and we're already talking DLC. COME ON!

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

@amaan4ever you haven't responded to all of my arguments. The PC is still the way of the future because of the constant improvement in technology and gaming. Granted, there's piracy, but you asserted that PC gaming will be dead in 2 years. Plus, PC multilayer games aren't affected by piracy, since you still need a legit CD key to play the game online. Plus, STEAM is constantly on the rise as a legit and easy to use PC gaming community almost on the par with Xbox live and playstation network.

solidine
solidine

So how long does PS3 have to wait for this one?

method115
method115

@StarlightHunter I didn't act like I knew anything. Check your reading I said I didn't remember any games and asked if you did. When someone ask you a question it's usually because they don't know. Also Resident Evil 4 is one game, almost every other game released has DLC. Big titles are almost guaranteed to have some form of DLC. It might have happened before but it was rare these days it's rare not to have it.

PaperGiraffe49
PaperGiraffe49

why? you enjoy my suffering? I love fallout just as much as any 360 players do. so... why?

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

@PeterDuck ofcourse Pc is the largest gaming community in the world. When u can get games free on the Pc via torrents and all why wont there be gamers. U dont think i know that. Boy i was a serious Pc gamer before getting a wii and ps3. So yea my point is that Pc is the largest gaming community because Pc gamers are a bunch of freeloaders that just download games off the internet through megaupload and rapidshare.So releasing games for Pc is just like giving away games for free

robertt
robertt

Microsoft sucks. They destroy everything they touch.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

@Darthnomann "@PeterDuck can you play it in 3D :O????? if so im getting a new screen just recently bought Evga 480 D and getting a new SSD tomorrow my old raptor disk recently just died . " yes, you can play the game on a PC with a 3d-ready monitor like the Viewsonic series, and you're gonna need Nvidia 3d glasses as well

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

SO MS instead of increasing their Game studio and making more games they are instead buying Timed DLC and spending money advertising for Kinect. Hundreds of Millions on several timed DLC and Hundreds of Millions on advertising Kenect with More Millions on advertising what few exclusives they do make.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

DLC makes money period . Xbox only obvsiously why would you play a shooter anywhere else? I mean lets get real here they are a company if u LOVE THE GAME buy the DLC if u dont then dont buy it . IT IS OPTIONAL people

Devinzilla
Devinzilla

what the crap!? this holiday season... you mean in 2 months? why didn't you just put all the add-ons into the actual game and release it when the game was ACTUALLY FINISHED? I bet I can guess why... because the game is $60 and if you make 5 add-ons people will pay $10 each! That is seriously just greedy. Where's the integrity? That's really disappointing...

Sorkvir
Sorkvir

Wow this game sucks, i should have known with Obsidian making it, they just make rehash of good games, they tried to make something there own in Alpha Protocol, and that turn to junk, oh well lost of $50, =(

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@SuperYeti22 yeah i guess your right, the only problem is you have to wait so long for the GOTY edition to come out.

SuperYeti22
SuperYeti22

@GamerLegend10 "er yes you will, you will buy the GOTY edition which includes all DLC, meaning that u will pay for DLC its just that it will be packaged with the game" Not exactly. I got Fallout 3 GOTY for $60, which was a good deal because there are 5 expansions, $10 each, with the game $30 (back when the GOTY was out). If I had bought the game + the expansions I would've spent an extra $20

bodylotion
bodylotion

@ jad206 ; it's just that Arcadia doesn't got that many good reviews. Besides that i played the demo and the game did not impress me.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

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Spincut
Spincut

I'm still a little bit miffed why they are doing it XBL only this time as opposed to Xbox and PC. I mean, Live is on both services, windows is also a Microsoft platform. Obviously I bought the PC edition as a traditionalist and all, so I would be a bit miffed to not be able to get DLC for the PC version, definitely moreso than say, PS3 anyway.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Works for me. I just picked up my XBox 360 FO:NV Collectors Edition from Gamestop. I'm in no rush for the DLC, but it's good to know it'll be there when I'm ready for it.