In what can officially be called a Fallout MEGA UPDATE, Bethesda have pulled back the curtains on what we knew was coming… and then some more too!
Press releases, aliens, swampland, cells & SKUs after the cut
Firstly, the rumoured 4th DLC pack, ‘Point Look’, exists and will be touching down in ‘late June’ on both Xbox360 & PC via the usual channels. It will be shortly followed by ‘Mothership Zeta’ towards the end of July, which seems to expand on the UFO incident in the main game by allowing the Lone Wanderer to experience an ‘alien abduction’.
So, more shooting things then!
The retail packs have also been confirmed, with Pack #1 carrying Operation: Anchorage & The Pitt whilst Pack #2 delivers Broken Steel & Point Look to Fallout fans sorely lacking in internet capabilities (all 3 of you!).
The final and easily the biggest reveal – to Xbox fanboys anyway – is that Microsoft’s paid-for exclusitivity on the packs seems to be at an end, with all of the DLC hitting the red-headed stepchild version of the game in the future via either the PSN or the upcoming Game of the Year package (no retail packs are planned).
Here are Bethesda’s official words on the matter…
19th May, 2009 – Bethesda Softworks Europe is today pleased to announce that Fallout® 3 downloadable content (DLC) is coming to PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. We have been working on implementing it for a while and look forward to bringing it to PS3 gamers via the PlayStation Network. Operation: Anchorage will be released for PS3 in late June, followed by the release of The Pitt and Broken Steel 4-6 weeks apart. Release dates will be forthcoming.
In addition, a new update will be released for PS3 that will allow users to download and play the new DLC. The release date for that update will be announced at a later date.
There are also two new DLCs planned for all three platforms:
• Point Lookout – Explore a massive new swampland area filled with new quests and content.
• Mothership Zeta – The aliens have returned, and they’re pissed. Experience an alien abduction first hand and find out if you’re tough enough to survive.
Point Lookout will be available in late June for Xbox 360 and PC. Cost will be 800 Microsoft Points. It will be available through Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live. Point Lookout will be available on PS3 after the first three DLCs have been released.
Mothership Zeta is scheduled for release in late July for Xbox 360 and PC. Cost will be 800 Microsoft Points. It will be available through Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live. Mothership Zeta will be available on PS3 after Point Lookout.
Finally, new Fallout 3 products will be available at retail this year.
Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #1 includes The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage on a disc and will be available for Xbox 360 and PC on June 12th across Europe.
Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #2 includes Broken Steel and Point Lookout on a disc and will be available for Xbox 360 and PC in August across Europe.
A Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition will be available in October. It will include the original game plus all five add-ons for £39.99 / €59.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3, and £29.99 / €49.99 for PC.
Retail versions of the game add-on packs for PS3 will not be available and the DLC will only be available for download via PlayStation Network or with the Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition.