Fallout: New Vegas publisher Bethesda has announced that the game will be getting DLC before Christmas, and that it’ll be exclusive to the Xbox 360. At this stage, we have no idea what the DLC for Fallout: New Vegas will involve.
“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’s VP of marketing and PR Pete Hines.
“Fans will once again be able to continue their experience in the Fallout universe with the add-on packs planned for after the launch of the game.”
Microsoft product marketing manager Matt Barlow added: “Bethesda set a high bar with the quality of the Fallout game add-ons.
“We have no doubt that gamers will be thrilled with seeing a new add-on pack extend their adventures with Fallout: New Vegas on Xbox 360 and Xbox Live.”
The announcement of Xbox 360 exclusive DLC for Fallout: New Vegas mirrors a similar scheme for Fallout 3. On the plus side for those planning to buy Fallout: New Vegas on other systems, the Fallout 3 DLC was later released on the PC and PlayStation 3.
The DLC isn’t the only exclusive on offer for Fallout: New Vegas. Different retailers are offering different pre-order bonuses in order to try and encourage you to give them your hard earned cash.
Fallout: New Vegas is released in the UK on Friday for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the so-called console exclusive DLC? Do you think it’s a good move by Bethesda, or is it unfair to give one specific console exclusive content? Do you think that this will be a timed exclusive as with the Fallout 3 DLC?
And what do you think about DLC being announced for Fallout: New Vegas before the game has even been released?