“Substantial” 360 and PC Fallout 3 DLC equivalent to Oblivion’s KotN, says Hines

Friday, 25 July 2008 10:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Speaking to VG247 this morning, Bethesda’s Peter Hines has said that Fallout 3’s DLC will be coming to PC as well as 360.

The company’s comms boss also said that gamers can expect a serious upgrade to the anticipated RPG.

“I couldn’t even tell you right now what the DLC would be, but our plans are for substantial stuff,” he said. “The equivalent of things like Knights of the Nine for Oblivion, where it provides many hours of gameplay, not just a one-off thing of an item (or items) or a hangout, or things like that.”

Todd Howard used the word “substantial” to describe the additional content at E3, where he also said it would be 360-exclusive. Hines told us, though, that the PC version would be getting the DLC as well.

“DLC is going to be exclusive to the PC and 360, not just 360,” he said. “Every platform has its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to DLC, and I assure you we are intimately aware of every technical, business, and fan-service aspect when it comes to DLC and any given platform.

“We felt [PC and 360 exclusivity] was the right thing to do for Fallout 3.”

Fallout 3 ships on October 7 in the US, and we’re still waiting on a Euro date. No hint’s been given as to when we’re going to see the DLC as yet.