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Expanded Fallout 4 DLC plan announced

The first expansion, Automatron, arrives next month

Since the game’s November release, we’ve been blown away by your support of Fallout 4. You’ve been an instrumental part of making the game our most successful title ever. The stories, streams, images, and experiences that you’ve created… and we’re excited to see what you do next as we begin to release even more content for Fallout 4.

Automatron
Price: €9.99/£7.99
Release: March 2016
The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain.

Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armour, abilities, and weapons like the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customise their paint schemes and choose their voices!

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Wasteland Workshop
Price: €4.99/3.99
Release: April 2016
With the Wasteland Workshop, design and set cages to capture live creatures — from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow settlers.

The Wasteland Workshop also includes a suite of new design options for your settlements like nixie tube lighting, letter kits, taxidermy, and more!

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Far Harbor
Price: €24.99/£19.99
Release: May 2016
A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost?

Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures, and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armour and weapons. The choices are all yours.

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And more importantly: this is only the beginning. We have plans for more new Fallout adventures and features throughout 2016.

Given the expanded DLC plan, the price of the season pass will increase from the current €29.99/£24.99 to €49.99/£39.99 on 1st March, 2016. However, if you already purchased the season pass for €29.99/£24.99, nothing changes — you still get everything at no additional cost. In addition, if you didn’t buy the season pass yet, there is still time: Anyone who buys the Season Pass for €29.99/£24.99 before 1st March will get all the content. This is our way of saying thanks to all our loyal fans who have believed in us and supported us over the years.

Want a chance to play these add-ons early? We’ll be running closed betas for each of the add-ons on PS4. And you can sign up right now on Bethesda.net. In order to apply, you’ll need to create a registered Bethesda.net account. We’ll be selecting applicants in the upcoming weeks. Players accepted into the beta will receive a code to redeem the content. The beta is the full version and those participating will not have to purchase the add-on.

Beyond add-ons, we’ll continue to offer free updates to the game, including new features like the increased draw distances for PS4 players, as well as more optimisations to gameplay and quests. And something that we’re really excited about – a complete overhaul of Survival Mode that changes how you play the whole game. Food, sleep, diseases, danger, and more.

We’re also hard at work on the Creation Kit, the PC creation tools that will ultimately lead to playing user-created mods on PS4. We’re currently testing both Survival Mode and the Creation Kit now, and more details will be forthcoming.

Thanks again for your continued support of Fallout 4. We can’t wait for you to play more!

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Hi Matt,

Great news regarding the fact that the season pass price will remain unchanged until March 1st. Regarding the DLC, any news on what trophies will be attached to each of them?

 

Great news! Cant wait to get my hands on any dlc coming out! How big will Far Harbour be? Halve the size of the basegame? Thx to mention that season pass changes timely… Continue the great work!!!

 

“This is our way of saying thanks to all our loyal fans who have believed in us and supported us over the years”….then don’t increase the price at all. Will be cheaper to wait for GOTY edition. There is that many games coming out till then anyway 🙂

     
    ste_the_legend 16 February, 2016 @ 4:54 pm    

    Exactly. This is the third major game to increase the price of DLC in the last few weeks. Bloodborne did it on the quiet and tried to pretend they had never said the price and then Dying Light has done the same as what Fallout is now doing.

    “This is our way of trying to bully people into buying something that they have no idea if it will be any good or not but if they want to wait and see then they will have to pay an extra 15 quid for the privilege” would be a better and more accurate quote.

 

Hi Matt good to see you again, i have the game on disc plus a season pass so i’m looking forward to all the tasty DLC you throw at me 🙂

 
medenko1975 16 February, 2016 @ 4:51 pm   5

No thank you, i don’t support GREED.

 
frank_littleff 16 February, 2016 @ 5:39 pm   6

What’s greedy. The DLCs announced are £34 retail and the season pass is still £25. Plus there’s going to be more DLC’s.

Had they said “HA! We upped the price yesterday so you’re shafted!” then that would be a little duplicitous and you could cry “Greed sirs! You are ravaged by greed!” But they didn’t.

And it’s not like FO4 standalone was lacking in game hours content, unless you just burnt through the main quests and ignored the main point of the game.

Then again, I guess actually looking at the situation logically would hinder a little whine and a petulant stance.

ps: thanks guys, the DLC looks interesting (though myself i’m not convinced by the Pokeman battles DLC, but we’ll see, so I’m off to buy the pass. And have loved my time in the game so far, so thanks for that too.

     
    Ryusennin 17 February, 2016 @ 2:53 pm    

    That argument about 30 euros being too cheap for the amount of content they have planned is hilarious. What happens if everyone on the planet decides to buy the season pass at the current price instead of 60 euros? I guess Beth won’t complain because this is exactly what they expect.

    Thankfully there are still people like you to make Bethesda’s malpractices look good.

 

I don’t like this sort of thing Bethesda. Upping the price for the season pass in hope people will flood in and buy it before the price goes up.

For anyone who does want the season pass. Go to CDkeys.com they sell PSN top up cards for cheaper. £22.99 for £25 top up. Like them on facebook to knock of a extra 5%.

 

I’ve gotten over 140 hours of enjoyment out of Fallout 4 and could easily play it for 60 hours more, but there are others games also. The value on Fallout 4 is high and judging from the quality of the DLC, it’s going to offer lots of value also. Either Bethesda made DLC with less content and kept the price or they upped the priced, but still giving people a chance to get the content for a fairly low price. I certainly prefer the latter, with better and more Fallout 4, because that’s what we all want, more content for this amazing game. Take a look at the already DLC, it’s not skin packs, challenge maps or ultra short story based DLC, eg. like the Batman: Arkham Knight season pass, which was a huge disappointment, specially considering the price.

Take a look at the DLC Bethesda has made for Fallout 3 and Skyrim, it was top quality DLC, so they have my trust. And yes off course it’s cheaper to wait for a GOTY edition, but it’s also cheaper to wait a year to buy the base game, it’s not a valid argument and fair comparison.

     
    Ryusennin 17 February, 2016 @ 2:48 pm    

    “Take a look at the DLC Bethesda has made for Fallout 3 and Skyrim, it was top quality DLC.”

    Skyrim’s Dawnguard was average at best. F3 DLCs were abysmal AND bugged to death.

 
RodrigoSharingan 16 February, 2016 @ 9:33 pm   9

Upping the price is the wrong way to go. If you didn’t planned the DLC thing right then its your fault not the gamers. First Bloodborne, then Dying Light and now this. I dont agree with this practice and so, i wont buy or support this.
Fallout 4 is a good game, but pales in comparison to other fallouts. Good luck trying to get more money from the consumer.

     
    KratosKilla 16 February, 2016 @ 10:17 pm    

    Exactly, why do we always have to foot the bill whenever decisions like this are made?

     

    Let me get this right. They are making more content and you want the extra content for free?

    So if you work overtime at work or extra days, you are not supposed to get paid for the extra work you’ve done?

    Be critical of DLC and expensive season passes, and if they don’t appear to be worth it, then stay away from them. But don’t expect to get 40$ content for 25$, that doesn’t make sense and how can a company justify it, with the reason “we wan’t more stuff, but don’t want to pay for it”. Get real.

     
    KratosKilla 17 February, 2016 @ 1:02 pm    

    They’re making more content, which we know absolutely nothing about, and they are upping the price of the season pass to include content that doesn’t even exist yet.

    To top it all of, they are using psychological tactics to pressure people into buying the pass now, otherwise they have to pay more money for it. And of course they try to spin it in a good way to say that this a thank you to their “loyal fans” (translation: if you don’t buy the season pass now or before Match 1st, then you’re not a loyal fan so we will charge you more for it).

    This tactic they are doing is yet another bad trend that is going to be set in this industry (like we don’t have enough of those, right?).

    Although since you’re being so defensive of this, I can only assume you have bought the season pass already so it doesn’t really affect you.

 
MaxDiehard 16 February, 2016 @ 9:54 pm   10

I’m with the others. Getting people to buy the season pass for £25, then as soon as you announce the actual content, you up the price to that of a full game.

It’s just pure greed just like EA’s £40 Season Pass for Star Wars Battlefront, and I won’t be supporting it.

     
    didsburydan 16 February, 2016 @ 10:05 pm    

    the price isn’t going up until 1st march though so i’m not sure what your point is…

     
    MaxDiehard 16 February, 2016 @ 10:09 pm    

    It’s principle.

    Plus what they’re offering isn’t really worth it. We don’t need more crafting, we need more actual quests and stories.

     
    didsburydan 16 February, 2016 @ 10:12 pm    

    you know if you buy it at the cheaper price before march 1st you still get everything, right? and this is only the first dlc release?

     
    MaxDiehard 16 February, 2016 @ 10:18 pm    

    Still not right. You don’t let people buy it not knowing what you’ll get then up the price when you announce it.

     
    didsburydan 16 February, 2016 @ 10:19 pm    

    you’re not right, buddy, you’re not right.

Meh, I’ll probably wait for the complete edition, or a DLC sale before doing one more run-through. This particular Fallout game was painfully average for me, only my 4th or 5th favourite out of the 8 produced that I’ve played.

It just had so many aspects that just felt half finished, a world that had far less unique quests and locations than Skyrim, a stripping down of the dialogue and roleplaying systems to appeal to shooter casuals used to the likes of Far Cry and CoD, a creaky settlement building system that was designed to appeal to streamers, and a story that suffered greatly from ludonarrative dissonance and failed to create emotional investment in the main characters.

Sure, it was fairly enjoyable to play, but it was very much the McDonald’s meal of gaming – perfectly satisfying while being consumed, but ultimately forgettable. Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 2, all of these games will stay with me, but Fallout 4 just fell short on every level.

Maybe Bethesda can improve this with more updates, but I’m not holding my breath. Would have been my most disappointing game of the year if Star Wars: Battlefront hadn’t come along.

 

Great, now I feel like I’m being pressured to buy the season pass now or suffer the higher price.
Previously I was going to wait for opinions on the DLC before buying and possibly even get it on a sale.
Now if the DLC turns out to be good, I’ll have to live in regret that I didn’t buy it at the lower price unless I buy now.

Absolutely disgusting tactics, Bethesda.

     

    So what you are really complaining about, is the fact that you can get the €49.99 season pass on sale now at a lower price. If you are not sure the season pass is worth the money, not even the sale price, if you don’t trust Bethesda to deliver. Then don’t preorder it and this goes with everything else.

    I understand your dilemma, that you are tempted by the lower price, but how is a disgusting tactic to offer a product at a sales prices. The attitude on this blog is amazing, some of you live in a fantasy world where you expect companies to give you free stuff and where people are mad of a lower price.

 
skaterguy845 17 February, 2016 @ 3:04 am   13

So, what does that make the price in Australia? The season pass is currently sitting at $44.95 here.
$59.95? $69.95?

     
    nulenvoid 17 February, 2016 @ 5:39 am    

    It’s $50 in New Zealand, so estimating at the Sony exchange rate it will be $80 NZD, say $70 AUD. That’s $10 less than I paid for the game on release ($90 NZD).

 
nulenvoid 17 February, 2016 @ 6:16 am   14

I like Fallout 4, thought the lack of an ending recap of places and people you’d met was poor but the game overall has a lot to offer. Even so, to expect people to pay almost what they paid for the game when only 3 DLC’s have been announced, and only one of those being sizeable you’re expecting a lot of faith. I can’t see the season pass offering the same type of value the game has to be honest.

I am tempted but at the moment with content shown I can’t justify it when I could buy a full game or two with that sort of money.

 

Yeah and its still useless like all the f-g Fallout series. Have good gaming dont fall asleep.

 
Ryusennin 17 February, 2016 @ 2:44 pm   16

“The price of the season pass will increase from the current €29.99 to €49.99.”

Isn’t this illegal in most countries?

 
Stonesthrow 17 February, 2016 @ 5:02 pm   17

Have yet to finish the actual game but will definitely pick this up eventually on a sale or whatever.

 

As much as I wanted to build my own settlement in the Fallout/elder scrolls series, having to tend to around 30 of them is completly rubbish, Would much prefer just one settlement the size of diamond city to customise and thats it.

In my eyes beth’s has gotten lazy with this game as in the past games each location had something interesting to find or had a questline, now they expect you to build these locations yourself for a fee