Bethesda Softworks revealed today that the first set of downloadable content for the much awaited Fallout: New Vegas will be released this Holiday, only on the Xbox 360. Fans of “Fallout” are undoubtedly looking forward to this week’s release of “Fallout: New Vegas,” but there may be some question as to which version to pick up. Microsoft is attempting to make that question a little easier to answer by securing a deal with Bethesda which would bring the first DLC pack for “New Vegas” exclusively to the Xbox 360 this holiday.
According to the press release: “The first downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas will be available this holiday season through Xbox LIVE® for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.”. “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 Pete Hines, VP of marketing and PR of Bethesda Softworks. “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.”. No mention of Sony’s side of the multiplatform release getting any loving but we suspect that this will possibly just be a timed exclusive as it was for 2008′s Fallout 3.
In terms of raw details, there’s not a whole lot to go on. The release for the DLC on 360 is pegged for the “holiday season,” but beyond that we have no word on what the pack will focus on, story-wise. It’ll be interesting to see where Bethesda and Obsidian decide to go with their DLC plans. The first DLC pack for “Fallout 3,” “Operation Anchorage,” was regarded the weakest of the bunch and far too linear for a “Fallout” game. Here’s hoping the “New Vegas” DLC opts for content that’s closer to the open expanses of “Point Lookout,” which was probably the best pack for that game.
No real details are given about what sort of contents will be involved, only that they are supposedly the first of many to come. Bethesda promises that more details will be shared in the coming weeks. This situation is eerily similar to what happened with Fallout 3′s DLC. Originally for Xbox 360 and PC only, the add-on content eventually made its way to the PlayStation 3 system. It’s fair to assume that history will indeed repeat itself in this case. Fallout New Vegas launches on October 19th in North America, and October 22nd in Europe on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.