No "Post-Play" Option For Fallout 3 PS3
Is it just us, or do developers who are typically well acquainted with PC projects tend to lag behind on the PlayStation 3? Valve could be considered one studio that has always excelled on the PC and switched that excellence (in some fashion) to the Xbox 360, but they haven't done jack sh** for the PS3. Bethesda has performed better, but even with their great stuff, PS3 owners have felt left out in the cold more than once. Eh, maybe it's just in our heads, even though the 360 is - of course - much closer to a PC in terms of base architecture.
Anyway, we've just seen a bad bit of news for Fallout 3 fans, especially those who loved the game and really can't stop playing. According to the MTV Multiplayer blog, a very appreciated feature is headed to the epic RPG...but only for the 360 and PC versions. See, fans have discovered that you can't keep exploring the vast wasteland after completing the main storyline, and considering the gigantic size of the game, most see this as a detriment. Therefore, Bethesda says they plan to deliver a set of downloadable content that would allow the player to keep playing (you know, tackle all those side-quests you didn't get a chance to finish). The only problem for PS3 owners is that this DLC hasn't been announced for the PS3 version of the game, and when asked if it would arrive at some point, executive producer Todd Howard said, "Not at this time, no." Well, damnit. We probably should've expected it, but it still seems most unfair. It seems that if you're currently playing Fallout 3 on Sony's machine, you had best finish up everything before completing the last quest; after that, just wave goodbye.
Thankfully, this isn't an overly common trend for multiplatform games, as the vast majority of DLC does arrive for both the Xbox Live Marketplace and PSN. It's just a little disappointing when excellent, mega-blockbuster titles like Fallout 3 don't get quite the same treatment across all platforms.
Related Game(s): Fallout 3
1/26/2009 Ben Dutka