DLC. DLC never changes. Which is why Bethesda has announced that there will be downloadable content for Fallout 4 from early 2016. There’s also a Season Pass, which you’ll be able to grab for $30. That, according to Bethesda, will guarantee you get “all of the Fallout 4 DLC we ever do”.
If you’re currently scratching your head and thinking, “isn’t that, you know, the point of a Season Pass in the first place?” know that you’re not alone. But also know that there have been some games in recent months that have offered Season Passes, and have then gone on to release further DLC outside of the Season Pass content. We’re looking at you, Destiny. And Evolve. And Mortal Kombat X.
But wait! There’s more!
Bethesda has also revealed that the vastly improved Creation Kit will be made available to modders in early 2016 as well. That means that by the time the first bit of DLC rolls around, you’ll likely already be knee-deep in Fallout 4 mods. Don’t forget that for the first time in FOREVER™ there will be mods on Xbox One and (eventually) on PlayStation 4. HOW this will work is still a mystery but my money is on mods having to be uploaded to Bethesda’s upcoming stab at the Digital Distribution Platform market, Bethesda.net.
What’s that? You want moar? OK! Bethesda has also also revealed that they plan on supporting Fallout 4 with regular updates and free content patches from the moment the game lands in our grubby paws. If you recall, Skyrim got a butt-load of additional features via free content updates, so Bethesda is planning on doing the same thing with Fallout 4.
Is it 10 November yet? No? Wake me when we get there.