Fallout 4 DLC Already Being Discussed
Bethesda has revealed that DLC will be made available for Fallout 4, but they just don’t quite know what or how much that will be… They have committed to a price of $30 for the Season Pass, which should include at least $40 worth of content, but also any additional content they may release.
They also reminded the world that free updates will be provided, as per their standing history, to address bugs and glitches that may be present as well as expanded features. This release will also be the first in the series to offer user created content and mods, not only on PC, but on consoles as well.
On modding, Bethesda states…
The most important thing in our games is the freedom you have to create your own experience, and modding is a big part of that. Like all our previous games, we’ve made sure to keep Fallout 4 open and moddable at every step in development.
One thing I am personally not proud of as a gamer is how every game publisher starts shilling their DLC and season passes before their games even hit the market. This leads to mixed messaging: “Is the game incomplete? Why should I pay $100 for a game and DLC?” are my first reactions. But in the case of powerhouses like Bethesda, the DLC brings dozens of hours of gameplay, typically into the next year after the original release.
Fallout 3 hit retail on October 28th of 2008 here in the US, the 5th and final bit of DLC was released all the way in July of 2009 (and even another 4 months later for PS3), so the gameplay time and extent of the added adventures definitely add up to a decent value.
Fallout 4 is set to release on November 10th on PS4, Xbone, and PC.