Thanks to a deal struck with Microsoft, the Xbox 360 has been getting the royal treatment from Bethesda Software regarding Fallout 3. The console is set to receive three DLC contents with two already available for purchase. However, there are clues indicating that the PS3 may be receiving DLC for Fallout 3 soon as well.
Fallout 3 is hands down one of the best RPGs of last year. I have currently clocked over 120 hours including the DLC contents. I am definitely looking forward to Broken Steel which will wrap up the battle between the Enclave and Brotherhood of Steel. If you recall, I harshly criticized Bethesda Software for not making available the Broken Steel DLC to PS3 owners as it is a pivotal closure to one of the biggest loose ends in the game.
According to multiple retail sites, a new DLC bundle is available for pre-order titled Fallout 3 Expansion Pack: Broken Steel & Point Look. The bundle is not all that surprising as Bethesda has done something similar for the first two DLCs. However, the inclusion of an unannounced DLC titled “Point Look” or “Point Lookout” was surprising.
Bethesda and Microsoft announced an agreement to release three DLC for the Xbox 360. However, since the agreement (contract) will have run its course come May 5, chances are good that the fourth DLC will be made available for the PS3.
Another big clue came when Shacknews asked Peter Hines, head honcho of Bethesda Software, about the fourth unannounced DLC. Hines made an interesting comment when he stated:
We have said there will be three DLCs for Fallout 3, for PC and 360… Beyond that we have no announced plans for additional DLC.
The thing that caught my attention besides the “no announced” comment was the wording of the DLC announcement around the PC and 360. Usually a company would be shouting at the top of its lungs regarding a new DLC. However, considering the fact that Hines is only talking about DLC for Xbox 360, it sounds like an exclusivity agreement in action.
This is the same kind of dance you would see if a journalist were to ask a software company if there are plans to bring the exclusive game to another system. With the release of Broken Steel around the corner, we will most likely hear more about this fourth DLC in the coming weeks.