Bethesda announce Fallout 4 Post-Launch Plans

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With only two months to go until we cram ourselves into the closed underground spaces of Vault 111, Bethesda Game Studios have released some information on what the many courageous vault enter-ers can expect once Fallout 4 is out, and then… beyond.

The first piece of information is around new features. Bethesda suggest they’ve kept a few secrets hidden away for players to discover once Fallout 4 is in YOUR hands, but as was the case with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, they’ve said they’ll be adding new features to the game (in addition to fixes), and a lot of the ideas for that are bound to come from the community. They’ve shown in the past they’re really keen on delivering enhancements to their games in a player-focused way, and they’re on the record saying that’ll be the case once again.

It’s also been the case in the past (at least as far back as Morrowind, but possibly earlier) that Bethesda will be providing modding tools. It’s barely a Bethesda game if you can’t mod the hell out of it, and they’ve announced the tool will be coming out for PC. It may not be called the G.E.C.K (it’s being referred to as a Creation Kit at the moment), but it’ll be out early next year. Yes, that means it’s not there at launch, but it’s still coming – and purportedly the same tool they use in-house. Previous announcements have said mods will in time be heading toward Xbox One, but there’s two exciting words added to their latest announcement: Playstation 4.

Okay, so one’s a number, but still! Mods for everyone!

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As one of the pioneers of that thing that plagues us so, yes, there’ll be DLC on the way. There’s no official plans, but we’ve come a long way since the days of Oblivion’s Horse Armor, so be optimistic. There’ll be a Season pass for… well, pricing depends on region, but it’ll cover all DLC that Bethesda create for Fallout 4. No “A season means two little bits”, but the whole damn vault-worth of goodies.

Australia/NZ pricing looks to be $49.95, $59.95 respectively, but in the land of pre-war dollars, that comes to an apparent $30.

Anyway, that’s the wrap! You can read all this and… well, about the same over at bethesda.net – otherwise, catch you next time here in pre-apocalyptica.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock… encased in metal… breathing your slightly-filtered stale air, Fallout 4 comes out for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on November 10.


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    Nick grew up during the golden age of adventure games, sweeping him away to worlds that left him with a love of storytelling . He’s become a devotee of the Xbox, but thinks there’s room for all of the maker’s platforms. He considers Mass Effect itself to be the defining accomplishment of humanity, which would only be surpassed by the construction of an actual mass relay. When he’s not reliving the Shakarian dream, he’s drawn most to RPGs, open world games, and hours upon hours of building things in Minecraft.