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Fallout 3 DLC For PS3 Version Detailed, Set For September

PlayStation 3 owners have waited patiently (and some not so patiently) for the arrival of downloadable content for Fallout 3. Well, good news, RPG fans: although it'll be a little late, it's definitely on the way.

As posted over at the PlayStation Blog by Bethesda Production Director Ashley Cheng, the amount of DLC should please the many fans of the award-winning title. Each DLC portion will add 4-6 hours of gameplay, and that includes Operation: Anchorage (pictured here), The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta. As for more bonus goodies for the PS3 version of Fallout 3, here's an impressive list to get you excited:

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).

Now, Cheng says they're "knee deep in testing" at the present moment, and they're hoping to release the first DLC batch by the end of September. She can tell us that Broken Steel will be the first of the bunch; it'll let you keep playing after completing the game, raises the level cap to 30, and yep, the aforementioned 4-6 hours. After Broken Steel will come Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt "shortly thereafter" or maybe even at the same time. Hopefully, Bethesda will provide us with exact release dates for these at some point, but for now, it's enough to know the DLC is coming.

Related Game(s): Fallout 3

7/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

Zi3kEN
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:47:23 PM
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finally been waiting for this..
thanks bethesda.

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Akuma07
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 9:49:25 AM

ummm. gamespot confirm this like a month or so ago?

i've read their article several times, saying that bethesda also confirmed a GOTY edition that would include all 5 DLC.

Im holding out for that (y)

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:05:51 PM
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So the DLC that was supposed to drop in june, july, and august is coming in september? awesome. pause... not.

why are we excited? this falls well into the realm of disappointing.

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:04:18 AM

Agreed! I'll be to busy playing NGS2, Uncharted 2 and R&C by the time all the content hits PSN. Maybe Bethesda will learn from this and try to show equal support for their software on all platforms.

Last edited by Dustinwp on 7/14/2009 9:07:38 AM

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Jed
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:27:47 PM
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So Broken Steel is going to come out first. That is kind of a relief for me, as I've heard that Operation Anchorage is not that good. But if it came out first I would buy it anyway.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:27:52 PM
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Meh, maybe I'll get em maybe I won't, bring on the news on New Vegas!

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 12:04:06 AM
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as much as i am looking forward to New Vegas, i can definately say im still not done with Fallout. but with the holiday line up i dont know that i will have time for it all. none the less...

FINALLY!

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sunspider13
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 12:29:49 AM
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OMG...hopefully a GoTY edition will be released sometime in the near future, I like Fallout 3 but this is just sad. Better late than never I guess.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 1:28:43 PM

I'd almost rather buy the GOTY edition with all that stuff on the disc so I don't have to full up my hard drive. Of course by then my regular copy won't be worth much.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:32:12 PM

There will be. Im getting that so my HDD isnt overloaded by these DLs. Plus it would be somewhat cheaper.

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ZubraZap
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 1:38:21 AM
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Please don't let it be buggy! Please!!

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 8:38:30 PM

That's why it's taking so long. Bethesda wants to release the PS3 DLC bug-free.

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:08:09 PM

Good luck with that.

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tetuone
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 1:45:53 AM
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The Game of the year edition is to be released in October with the aforementioned DLC.

This is according to gamestop, so I could be wrong.

But, I preorderd it!!!

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 1:57:21 AM
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Apparently the price of all the DLC will be the same as on the PC and 360. It really should be slightly discounted on PSN due to the fact that this has been out on other services for a while now. That added with the fact they delayed it to September... Just wait for the GotY edition, You will save money. Plus you get the bonus of owning the DLC on disc which is always good.

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Kai200X
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:07:07 AM
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September? I guess their games are still buggy.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 3:54:34 AM
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cool, i may get it if its cheap..... or free *wink wink*

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___________
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 5:05:39 AM
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i was going to get this.
but september?
going up against need for speed shift and uncharted 2?
1 sale lost.
again why do all games have to come out in the same month?
i think the DLC may make a few more bucks in august than september, a few but meh what would i know.
how long can it take seriously, just release it and patch it later like yous did with the 360 and pc dlc.
come to think of it the game to :D

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perestroika
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 6:14:41 AM
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are they going to release the episodes like they said they would, 4/6 weeks apart? because that would just be pretty dumb if the goty edition comes out just a month later.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:26:57 AM
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I'll wait to pick up the GOTY edition, so I'll have all five DLCs plus the game on the same BluRay. Hell, it's going to cost $50 for the five DLCs; so I might as well pick up the disc version.

That way if I ever want to revisit the game years down the road on my PS4 or 5, I'll have access to the DLCs.

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bOnEs
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 10:09:17 AM
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well, this is the news i've been waiting on for about a month now... however, it's not good news... well, some of it is good, and some of it is bad...

bad news:
• september?!? seriously?!? after announcing late june, we end up with an official date of september?! how does that happen?

good news:
• broken steel comes first!!
• trophy support!!
• possibly a shorter release time-table... pitt and anchorage at the same time would be awesome!!

but yea, this is still my favorite game so, whenever we get it, i'll play it... it may be almost a year since release but, it's still more fallout content, and that makes me happy...

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 10:10:10 AM
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I still haven't beaten the original game. I probably could have by now, but I've got too many other games to play as well. Maybe by the time the DLC releases, I'll be done and ready for new materials..lol.

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King James
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 11:26:41 AM
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This is why PC games like Fallout should ALWAYS be played on the PC.

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King James
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 11:40:59 AM
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This is why Bethesda games like Fallout should ALWAYS be played on the PC. They're a great PC developer that is still warming up to multi-console support.

The only reason why I bought the PS3 version over the PC version last year was because, at the time, I couldn't afford to upgrade my PC. It would have been just too damn expensive.

But I can understand Bethesda and I respect their efforts. At least they try...unlike Valve, which is another great PC developer that finds itself really getting into consoles this gen. And at least they are (for the most part) upfront, unlike S-E.

Will I buy the DLCs? No, not likely. These multi-plat developers should know by now: if you support the 3 too late...your game will most like get overshadowed by another NEW game (most like a NEW, EXCLUSIVE one).

September is too late for me to go back to Fallout. We will be just about to start the holiday gaming blitz, and some of these new games look like they're gonna put Fallout 3 to shame(IMO). Dare I go down the list?

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:34:36 PM

In order to play Fallout 3, all you'd really need would be a video card, a few gigs of ram, and a decent to good processor, which would only cost around $180 or less. Upgrading PCs isnt as expensive as some people like to believe. But still kinda weak that we have to keep up with the newer games.

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King James
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 3:29:08 PM

I said "at the time" I couldn't afford it. There was like 4 more games to buy around that time. LBP, Motorstorm, Deadspace, Resistance 2, and I think I bought something else too...

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:02:33 PM

Yeah, that's true. Too many game, not enough cash! lol

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 2:10:22 PM
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Its about BLOODY TIME! The originals were so good back in the day.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 3:06:07 PM
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The date for the GOTY edition was supposed to be october but that was when the DLC was supposed to release in June, July, and August. I find it unlikely that the packaged game won't have slipped at least a month due to a content delay of 3 months.

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:15:48 PM

I was thinking the same thing. Will it also mean that the 360 will get the GOTY edition first while we wait for the PS3 to get the dlc?

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Orvisman
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:05:07 AM

Both the 360/PS3 GOTY versions have an Oct. 13 street date at GameStop.

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 10:48:15 AM

http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/697346/PS3-Fallout-3-DLC-Delay-Wont-Affect-Game-Of-The-Year-Edition.html?utm_source=g4tv&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=TheFeed

There's an interesting spin on GOTY there... would it simply "unlock" the dlc so you could get it for free? I sure hope not. It's gotta be on the disk ... it's gotta be...

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Fane1024
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 7:25:46 PM
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...as long as it all makes it into the GOTY edition, whenever that actually comes.

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Alienange
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:28:12 PM
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My heart sunk when I read the blog about this dlc being released in September. I thought the news from Bethesda was going to be that the dlc is coming this thursday... but no.

I've waited so long now that I'm skipping the dlc all together and picking up the GOTY edition even if it doesn't come out until 2010. As stated by others it'll most likely be 50-60usd and that's the same price of getting them as dlc so why bother?

Another win for physical media over digital download.

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 10:37:01 PM

plus it doesnt take up any HDD space :)

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 5:42:16 AM

Doesn't Fallout work much like Oblivion? as you explore the new areas of the game it'll actually install the data onto your system so it will eventually still take up quite a bit of space. Probably not AS much but it'll be a considerable chunk.

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 8:17:23 AM

With Fallout 3 there was one massive install and then you just played. I'm sure in the GOTY edition they will force you to install the expansions to your hd just as you have to now. Still, the benefit is that when you're done playing you can get the dlc off your hard drive to save space. If in the future you ever want to play again you don't have to go through the pain of downloading 5 expansion packs.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 1:01:07 AM
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Plus, that physical media also looks so pretty sitting on the shelf too!

And not like a bunch of un-named "fugly ducklings" who shall remain nameless......
(**Cough** media stick **cough** SDcard** cough** flashdrive ***cough...choke...sputter)!

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OriginalSin
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 7:43:30 AM
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I'm only playing now, didn't buy it either just traded my friend for a while. But i might pick up the GOTY edition if and when it comes out.

I thought it was a pretty awesome game. Not the best but still very good.

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