Bethesda Still Balking at Post-Ending Play for Fallout 3 on PS3

Upcoming DLC will enable 360 owners to continue exploring the wasteland after they complete Fallout 3's main quest. But Bethesda again says no such capability will be extended to the PS3 version.

MTV Multiplayer went back to the developer to ask about the possibility. "Not at this time, no," said executive producer Todd Howard.

Welp, that answer carries the whiff of money, I'd say. Specifically the cost to write this for their PS3 install base couldn't be justified, or Microsoft's paying them some to keep it exclusive. Because I'm not sure many developers would dismiss out of hand a chance to extend a gameplay experience.

The "Broken Steel" DLC will drop in March. It also ups the level cap to 30.

Bethesda Won't Commit To PS3 'Fallout 3′ Getting Ability To Play Post-Ending


    The real reason why Bethesda is not providing downloadable content to the PS3 is because Microsoft payed them quite a lot of money for exclusive rights to distribute downloadable content. The only way that they could put the downloadable content on the PS3 would be to sell it on a disc.

    To be honest though, I thought that it would be a good idea for them (if they have the rights to) to re-release Fallout 1 and 2 on a disc and include the downloadable content on that. I'd know I'd buy it.

    Cost/benefit analysis probably shows it just isnt worth it. The ps3 version is sadly slightly inferior, and I am guessing lots of ps3/pc owners like myself got this one on pc instead. The game is brilliant when compared to other modern 3d first person RPGs, but you know it just doesnt compare to the originals in depth or plot. Sad.

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