We’re constantly reminded that games take time to make and the good ones can take even longer than we’d like. Downloadable content is no longer the exception to this rule. Earlier this afternoon, Bethesda Softworks announced that PlayStation 3 Fallout 3 DLC wouldn’t be arriving until late September.
In a posting on the official PlayStation blog, Bethesda production director Ashley Cheng said Bethesda is “knee deep in testing” and hope to “have the first DLC out by the end of September” as opposed to the June release we expected. “Keep in mind that not only do we need to test each DLC on PS3,” she continued, explaining the delay, “we also need to test each DLC when used in conjunction with each of the other DLC, as well as all of them together, along with the entire original game.”
As for that first bit of DLC, it won’t be ‘Operation: Anchorage.’ In a move that makes total sense, Bethesda has opted to release ‘Broken Steel’ first. ‘Broken Steel’ expands the core game, allowing players to play after the original conclusion and continue exploring the Wasteland. ‘Operation: Anchorage’ is a good bit of content, but quite shallow in comparison.
“Once we release Broken Steel,” Cheng said, “we’ll have a better idea when the other DLC will be coming and will let you know specifics.”
Delays blow, sure, but Bethesda is playing cautious and making sure everything plays nice with each other before dumping it all on PlayStation Network. Good for them. The last thing PS3 Fallout 3 players need is broken content.