Fallout 3 – Why There Will be no More DLC

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Fallout 3 is a long game; I’ve somehow managed to put in just short of 90 hours in to the game – and still feel that there’s more left to do. Thankfully fans have been blessed with a deluge of add-on content for the game, turning the already arduous endeavour into something quite protracted. The last add-on, Mothership Zeta failed to live up to expectations. If you were hoping Bethesda would make it up to you by fashioning some extra content, I’m afraid  you’re out of luck.

In a brief interview with Kotaku,  Fallout 3′ producer Todd Howard revealed :

“I think we’ve put enough content out there for this game.  We knew we wanted to do three initially and we’ll see where that goes.”

“I kind of had in my mind that the upper limit was five. Part of that was what I think people are willing to continue to pay for a game. And a lot of that is our own internal bandwidth.”

And five it was. Bethesda are now done supporting Fallout 3, and are moving on to new things. Like supporting Fallout New Vegas.

People who’ve been wandering the wastelands on their PS3’s haven’t had the opportunity to play any of the DLC. Starting from next month, the very same DLC that graced the 360 and PC will be available to owners of Sony’s 7th generation console. I heartily recommend Broken Steel (for it’s raised level cap) and Point Lookout, for its microcosmic view of the wasteland.

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Last Updated: August 18, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Darkling

    Best game evah!

  • ScurvyJimbeam


  • Macethy

    The GOTY edition is coming out soon with all the DLC attached to it so might be worth looking at that,but after hours of playing the game i’m bored of it.Time for a trade in . . .

  • dewej

    damb, they should sell the dlc on disks, my friend cant get hold of it, btw Geoff, you might want to check out Valves interview with Gametrailers.com , aparently its got info on Counter-strike 2!!!! and tf2 comic book and MORE!!! im trying to watch it but my internet is being as slow as a tortoise with back pains, so ya, you might pick up some interesting news!

  • I don’t think it’s just your internet that’s being dodgy – I’m having trouble accessing almost anything.

    The DLC is available on disc for Xbox 360 users – The first DLC disc with Operation Anchorage and The Pitt is available for about R200 or so. The next DLC disc is due out soon. Also, as mentioned the GOTY version is out in October, which includes all DLC.

  • dewej

    Thanks Geoff 🙂 you rock! sweet :biggrin: , his birthday present is so done,btw turns out there is no counterstrike, or any blindingly brilliant news, except the katana is a new melee weapon in L4d 2 and there is an amusmant park campaign :happy:

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