Fallout 4 Dev Defends DLC Announcement Coming Before Game's Release

Letting fans know there is post-launch DLC in the works "is a good approach," Bethesda's Pete Hines says.

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Last week, Bethesda announced that Fallout 4 would be getting expansion packs starting in 2016. It's not uncommon for publishers to reveal DLC before a game is out the door, but still, not everyone was happy with Bethesda's move. Now, the company's marketing executive has defended the timing of the reveal.

"I think letting folks know our thoughts on it and how it fits into our post-launch plans is a good approach," Pete Hines said to a fan on Twitter who suggested it was irresponsible to announce DLC before a game is released. This person replied to say they appreciated Hines' honesty in his response.

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When Bethesda announced Fallout 4's DLC last week, the developer frankly admitted, "We don't know what the actual DLC will be yet." That's because the developer is still heads-down to finish the game.

Fallout 4's DLC will be available through the game's $30 DLC pass. In addition to paid DLC, Fallout 4 players can look forward to free updates on a regular basis and mod support--even on consoles.

The Fallout 4 release date is set for November 10 across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

How do you feel about the timing of Fallout 4's DLC announcement and the lack of concrete details about it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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