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Fallout 3 Downloadable Content on PSN

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Production Director, Bethesda Softworks

Hello PlayStation fans. I’m Ashley Cheng, a producer at Bethesda Game Studios, here to give everyone an update on when Fallout 3 DLC will be available via PlayStation Network.

Fallout 3 Anchorage PS3

We’re excited and eager to bring Fallout 3 DLC to PSN. Unfortunately, the content is going to be releasing later than originally expected. Our DLC expands on the original game tremendously — each DLC offering 4-6 hours of additional content — and is no trivial undertaking. Here’s a brief look at the DLC you’ll be able to play.

  • Operation: Anchorage (pictured above) – Enter a military simulation and fight in one of the greatest battles of the Fallout universe – the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from its Chinese Communist invaders.
  • The Pitt (pictured below) – Journey to the industrial raider town called The Pitt, located in the remains of Pittsburgh and choose sides in the battle between the slaves and the slavers.
  • Broken Steel (pictured below) – Join the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and rid the Capital Wasteland of the Enclave remnants once and for all. Continues the adventure past the main quest and raises the game’s level cap to 30.
  • 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.

Fallout 3 Broken Steel PS3 Fallout 3 - Pitt PS3

What can you expect from our DLC?

  • More Fallout 3 Goodness – More weapons, more creatures, more armor and outfits, more characters to interact with, and more loot. You’ll find all of these within the unique new locations of Broken Steel, Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta.
  • DLC Trophies – Did I mention we’re supporting trophies in each DLC? This was a big priority for us and one of the reasons for the extra time needed. In the end, we think it’s worth the effort to bring trophies to the DLC.
  • Support for existing characters and saves – Once you’ve downloaded and installed the DLC, the content is accessible at anytime (once you leave Vault 101). You can play the DLC whenever you want — with one exception (see Broken Steel below).

So when can you expect Fallout 3 DLC? We are knee deep in testing at the moment, and we’re hoping to have the first DLC out by the end of September. That long? Keep in mind that not only do we need to test each DLC on PS3, we also need to test each DLC when used in conjunction with each of the other DLC, as well as all of them together, along with the entire original game.

I do have good news! We have decided that Broken Steel will be the first release since it is easily the most requested DLC from our fans. Broken Steel allows you to continue playing the game after completing the Main Quest, raises the level cap to 30, and includes 4-6 hours of additional gameplay. It is also the one DLC that requires you to finish the Main Quest from the game to play the new content. Regardless of whether you’ve completed the Main Quest, the level cap will already be raised and higher level characters will begin encountering some of the new enemies in the Capital Wasteland. For the release of Broken Steel and the other DLCs, we’ll release a new update for the game.

After Broken Steel, we’ll be releasing Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt shortly thereafter, probably at the same time – just to get them out to you as soon as we can. After that we’ll have Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta available as soon as we can, so that the wait between DLC is as short as possible. Once we release Broken Steel, we’ll have a better idea when the other DLC will be coming and will let you know specifics.

We hope you enjoy Fallout 3’s DLC. Thank you for your patience. They’ll be here before you know it.

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Bobflac said:

July 13th, 10:21 am

sry spent my money on 360 not going to paid twice should have come out the same time on ps3

nickert0n said:

July 13th, 10:21 am

Attention Bethesda:
You have some nerve to think you can get us excited like mindless sheep acting like you never:
A) Lied stating that the DLC would be exclusive to the 360.
B) Released an Alpha quality build that freeze’s more than Windows Vista.
C) Cared not about the gamers irregardless of platform instead catered your efforts to which ever company threw money at you(Sound’s like a description of a whore to me).

Business may be business, but it also can be done ethically and with class Bethesda, you screwed yourself in the long run, Microsoft is proving to be a one trick pony and the Playstation line demonstrated 80+ games at E3 this year. Microsoft had 11…

You drank the tainted kool aid and now you will lose out.

Because of these actions you will never see a dollar of mine.

Attention Sony:

A Genuine Thank you for taking the high road and making the correct decision not to “buy” out developers instead you concerntrated your efforts in ensuring great first party exclusive’s were delivered.

– nickert0n

BlooodyCow said:

July 13th, 10:24 am

The PSN is free, stop complaining.

Second, MS patient a lot of Xbox live features that Sony it trying to work around.

Third, Sony is the one play for the PSN servers and all their exclusive game servers so we can play online. They are also supporting over 35 developers from their first and second party studios. MS only have to support like 5 or something.

Fouth, blame the developer for screwing over their fans because MS gave them a check for XXX amount.

CmdrSinclair said:

July 13th, 10:24 am

I’m gonna be honest here– I only own a PS3, and when I heard PS3 was not getting the DLC back when this game came out, I decided not to buy it. Why support developers who decide to give me the shaft? Hearing that the DLC is finally coming (and hoping for patches on the bugs I’ve heard about as well, finally) I have reconsidered buying it. If/when the DLC finally comes out and it works, I might actually pick it up.

I appreciate Bethesda going and doing this finally, but in the future, you might want to treat all platforms you release on equally or risk a lot of the wrath you see above, and lower sales of your game because people don’t want to support that sort of treatment. Just my 2 cents.

trustter said:

July 13th, 10:25 am

I haven’t got the game yet. I don’t own an Xbox to get the exclusives DLC.

Is there anything exclusive coming for PS3?

ZAANOS said:

July 13th, 10:25 am

September is only two months away. Chill out people. It gives me time to rank up in Resistance 2 and Killzone 2.

I loved Oblivion had it on 360! Until my faulty 360 scratched my Oblivion and rendered it useless. I then sold that useless copy to GameStop. To this day I haven’t beaten Oblivion.

BTW @ above comments I can’t help but laugh at some of them. You guys sound like babies with sirens for mouths. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

I will admit I haven’t bought Fallout 3 because of the fact Bethesda had a PC/360 DLC exclusivity. I have a high end pc gaming machine that could play Fallout 3 without a problem. I love FPS games on my pc but I just really prefer to buy it on my PS3. I guess I will now.

jqtaxpayer said:

July 13th, 10:27 am

While the delay is certainly disappointing, as a person whose played through the DLC via the PC version, I can say that “better late than never” is a phrase that certainly applies here.

Thanks for the continual committment to quality over at Bethesda. I’ve got to ask, though — will we ever see another Sea Dogs game?

phinnv8 said:

July 13th, 10:28 am

Fallout 3 blows compared to Oblivion. Pretty sure i’ll pass on this half ass PS3 version until the GOTY edition comes out for it all on one disk.

Many PS3 owners are bitter about our more expensive console with no cross game voice chat, or ability to play music in games.

acerazer1 said:

July 13th, 10:28 am

sounds good, maybe well get the rest of the oblivion dlc too? yeah, probably not. oblivion trophies? yeah, probably not.

AaronF said:

July 13th, 10:30 am

I’d really like to buy this content. But I don’t want to reward Bethesda’s unfair treatment of PS3 owners with my money, either. Decisions, decisions….

FFObsessed said:

July 13th, 10:30 am

I live in UK, but I bought the US version of Fallout 3. Will I be able to download the content from the UK store and play it? I can’t buy stuff from the US store.

Please reply. Thanx.

zombie9 said:

July 13th, 10:31 am

There making 3 diffrent packs and they don’t know when they will be released or how much? And M$$ already has it. Thanks for the suport. To bad Uncharted 2 will be out by then!!! Maybe even FFXIII And I’m supose to buy this? LOL :)

AaronF said:

July 13th, 10:31 am

Also, charging full price for content that is almost a year old is a little insulting.

OmegaArchetype said:

July 13th, 10:31 am

LOL, wow!

Well, I guess that’s what happens when you fail to support a platform for no particular reason.

I was one of the ones who bought FO3 on Xbox 360 because of the DLC. I would have much rather bought the game on PS3, but because you guys failed to give PS3 support, I had no choice.

Just know that you guys have no one other then yourselves to blame for the reactions you’re getting and possible lack of sales that these DLCs will have.

MattyPHATty said:

July 13th, 10:32 am

Unless we get a cheaper price , I’ll pass. Im not paying $10 per pack when I could get alot of good games on the PSN store for the same price.

GibbShift said:

July 13th, 10:33 am

AWESOME update. I’ll be purchasing this game and it’s DLC when it launches. Thanks, Bethesda. I wasn’t interested in pulling the trigger on this title until I heard that you were going to support the title in the same it was supported with the PC and the 360.

FFObsessed said:

July 13th, 10:35 am

^^ Also want to point out that I only bought the US version because you said this content won’t be available on the PS3. So I went for the cheaper import. Otherwise I would have bought the UK version. So please tell me I can play the add on content. I think Bethesda’s overall behaviour with this DLC has been deplorable.

BlooodyCow said:

July 13th, 10:38 am

@115 GibbShift
Dude, but the Game of the Year edition that is releasing later this year. It is going to have all the DLC and going to cost less if you buy everything separate. Oh and buy it used so they do not get any money from you for screwing over PS3 owners.

Enigma777 said:

July 13th, 10:39 am

Too little, too late. I already got a big “[DELETED] YOU” from Bethesda last year when they chose not to support the PS3 version, so I’ll skip on this and support one of the many other better developers instead!

BigBoss712 said:

July 13th, 10:39 am

Finally! I thought you guys forgot about us ps owners.. anyways got my FO3 platinum last week so I might check it out.

Nick-30 said:

July 13th, 10:40 am

how much is it going to cost

Andorski said:

July 13th, 10:46 am

The negative reaction to this DLC is just laughable.

I wonder what the people who say “I’m never going to buy this content. That will show Bethesda!” really think is going to happen. Do they think low sales for the PS3 version of FO3 DLC will push them into releasing their content on Sony’s platform on day one? I think not.

It sucks that fans had to wait this long to pick up the DLC, but you just have to live with it and be happy that you are at least going to get the chance to play all this content eventually. If not, you can just “boycott” all this FO3 DLC and not be surprised again when Bethesda’s next game doesn’t get any post-launch support for the PS3.

But if you are not that childish and do wish to pick up Broken Steel and the other DLC, you won’t be dissapointed. Having this kind of developer support once the game has shipped is awesome. They are really setting the bar for other games to be supported once they are released.

moog said:

July 13th, 10:47 am

DLC or the delay of is one thing, unfixed game breaker bugs is another. Their shoddy attitude over PS3 bugs in Oblivion means the company will never get another penny from me, even if I do have all three of the current consoles.

Kirkpad said:

July 13th, 10:48 am

Great job on releasing Broken Steel first.

Ryuuchi10 said:

July 13th, 10:50 am

Great, just [DELETED] great. Until September? You have got to be kidding me, Bethesda. First you announce that the DLC are finally coming to the PS3. Second, you guys said that Operation Anchorage will be coming out soon on June. Third, nothing happened and found out that you guys will update something this week about the DLCs. Finally, you drop this kind of announcement saying it will come out in September?! I can’t believe this. I’ve been waiting all this time for you guys and this announcement didn’t make me happy as much as telling that Broken Steel will come out first. Why September?! WHY?!

NeoHumpty said:

July 13th, 10:50 am

It was a great game. One of the few games that I bothered getting 100% of the trophies on. I want these to earn new ones, but still, you hurt our feelings and I hope you plan on making up for it.

BlooodyCow said:

July 13th, 10:55 am

@120 Andorski
You are missing the point. People are complaining about being lied to about the DLC not coming to the PS3 and them saying that they was exclusive to the xbox 360 and PC. Second if people go out and buy these DLC, then what is stopping them from doing it again with future games? Buying it will just show that it is ok for them to treat PS3 owners like trash, they will still buy the DLC when it is release. Not purchasing it will show them that we will not stand for this. Either release it at the same time as the other version, or do not release them at all.

Heavenly_king said:

July 13th, 10:56 am

Awesome, 1st day download :D

BlooodyCow said:

July 13th, 11:01 am

@Ashley Cheng
“The pricing for DLC on PSN is the same as it is on the other platforms.”

Are you F@#$ing serious? the PS3 consumers have to wait a year and have to pay the same price with not addition features?

Andrefpvs said:

July 13th, 11:02 am

Dear Ashley,

Will the existing Fallout 3 saves be compatible with the GOTY edition? May you please find this out for me?


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    Ashley Cheng said:

    July 13th, 11:06 am

    Yep. Saves from original game will work with GOTY.

Xoonaka said:

July 13th, 11:02 am

As a note, I’m sorry Bethesda that you’re getting so little love here. I personally sent a customer service request for this DLC, and I’m very psyched for it. I’m unsure why others think they should complain they’re getting it late, I’m thankful we’re getting it at all considering the rocky news I was hearing.

Thanks for getting this out to us. I’m sorry others are being a bit “half empty” about this whole thing. I can’t wait for Broken Steel!

Andrefpvs said:

July 13th, 11:03 am

Oh, you already answered that. Good to know they’ll work.


KidCommando said:

July 13th, 11:06 am

Please save your spiel of how eager you are to offer us this content. If that was the case it would have released side by side with the 360.

You said the DLC would not be releasing on the PS3 so I purchased your game used. I am also NOT going to purchase any of these DLC packages because I will not support a developer who straight up lies to their consumer.

Any software you release in the future that I want will get purchased used unless you change your business model.

I was a fan, but not anymore im afraid.

BlooodyCow said:

July 13th, 11:06 am

@Ashley Cheng
I like how you are skipping respond to all the pissed off consumer that purchase your game.

ode2code said:

July 13th, 11:10 am

I am disappointed (most of us are), but I believe it is a good game – even with the occasional freezing (just like Oblivion).

Unfortunately many of us have already finished the game, so it might take a little bit more then providing exactly what you released on the Xbox for the same price – almost a year later.

It’s also nice to see responses to the people – even with all the flaming

The1stMJC said:

July 13th, 11:10 am

Sadly September is too late I won’t care for the game in September especially since all the other new games will be out. YOu guys really did PS3 fans dirty.

Since there is this long gap I assume you will lose more money than what M$ paid you to keep it timed exclusive.

KidCommando said:

July 13th, 11:11 am


your post is laugable.

“They are really setting the bar for other games to be supported once they are released.”

O’rly…Bethesda ran into the bar face first and fell on their ass.

Stoffinator said:

July 13th, 11:11 am

Thank you for ignoring most of the questions on here and only replying to those who are simple answers and suits you best. At least acknowledge the questions of fans of YOUR games.

MegaMochi said:

July 13th, 11:14 am

As a PS3 user, your the timed exclusive DLC made me feel like a second-class gamer. I will not be buying your DLC or even Fallout 3. And I’ll be very weary of any future purchase from your company.

Tebeau23 said:

July 13th, 11:14 am

I just have a quick question…so will Broken steel be released before september?

ode2code said:

July 13th, 11:15 am

@132 & 136

With all due respect, what do you want them to say – yup it sucks – we screwed up – I think that is all too apparent.

almighty-slayer said:

July 13th, 11:15 am

Wow that sucks…What’s the hold up?

JABEE said:

July 13th, 11:16 am

Are you going to patch your gimped version of the game? It’s dissapointing that you skip over questions that are negative. For people who spend $60 on a game they deserve a product that is on par with the other systems products. Please support your product accordingly meaning if the game isn’t up to snuff patch it and keep in contact with your community. Maybe you should do a live chat on the playstation blog. That way you would be forced to answer these questions. Poor customer service. Very poor.

TwiztedR3DHead said:

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Grind_Axis said:

July 13th, 11:17 am

Just one thing Bethesda, dollar doesn’t equal euro. Please convert your prices to the appropiate amount on the european stores. Nothing personal, I tend to say this to every developer (to little effect :().

Sekoku said:

July 13th, 11:17 am

Pass. Rent the GotY version and get the DLC achievements in two days like nearly everyone that bought the DLC that was BROKE ON RELEASE (LOLOLOLOL) on the X-box 360.

Game13a13y said:

July 13th, 11:18 am

i really enjoyed Fallout 3 and think you guys are talented developers, but why the heck you wanna screw us PS3 fans over? you think we are idiots like the Xbox fans? come clean next time and i might buy anything from you guys again.

BlooodyCow said:

July 13th, 11:20 am

yeah. The will gain a lot more respect from people if the admit their mistake and them screwing over the PS3 consumers that purchase their games.

peevmyster said:

July 13th, 11:21 am

i’ll be waiting for the game of the year edition, and i’ll be waiting for a used copy… if bathesda wants to screw over us PS3 owners, i will show how i feel with my wallet, by keeping it closed.

DonnyG said:

July 13th, 11:21 am

This is shameful. The way half of you act is making me sad to call myself a gamer. Your huge sence of entitlement blows my mind. Bethesda owes you nothing and throwing a fit like a child will not change anything. Grow up you immature brats.

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