PS3 owners to remain stuck at Fo3 endgame

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    MTV Multiplayer wanted to find out if the lack of PS3 DLC will mean that PS3 owners will also miss out on the ability to keep playing after you finish the main quest.<blockquote>When the credits roll in “Fallout 3,” the game ends. You might have dozens of unfinished side quests, but unless you boot an old save, you can’t access them. Bethesda Softworks is changing that with “Fallout 3″’s downloadable content, which gives players the ability to keep playing.

    That’s fantastic news if you’re an Xbox 360 or PC gamer, but what if you’re playing on PlayStation 3? Bethesda’s acknowledged the omission demands correcting, but if the downloadable content is only coming to Xbox 360 and PC…does that mean PS3 users won’t ever receive this fan-demanded feature?

    We got in touch with “Fallout 3″ executive producer Todd Howard for an answer. So, is post-ending adventuring something Bethesda is considering for PS3 players?

    “Not at this time, no,” said Howard.</blockquote>
     
  2. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Goddamn lizard.
     
  3. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Just in case someone wonders what happened there, the absence of PS3 DLC was not the news here, but rather that the "keep playing" feature won't be included in a patch or magic spell or something.
     
  4. Nscreated

    Nscreated First time out of the vault

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    Jan 23, 2009
    I would probably be upset if I was a PS3 owner. However, given Beth's history, survey says there will be a "GotY" edition later in the year that includes all of the major official DLCs. I doubt PS3 people need to despair too much.

    Or you can do what I did: I sold my XBox 360 and all of the accessories just so that I could build a $500 PC, for no other reason than for mods.
     
  5. &gt;P&amp;A&lt;

    &gt;P&amp;A&lt; First time out of the vault

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    Jul 16, 2007
    This one is kind of puzzling (at least for me)

    Bethesda did exceptionally well marketing-wise. The hype, an army of bos soldiers statues, the launch party, "t3h rev1ewz" with an average rating of "OMGLOLAWESUMZ", DLC etc. etc.

    But “Not at this time, no,” is not something you say to a large part of your fanbase. It's actually not wise to differentiate your fanbase at all in this case.

    Which is why I don't get it
    Why?
     
  6. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    They just need to pay for the game again?
     
  7. mentalstampede

    mentalstampede First time out of the vault

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    Jan 24, 2009
    The same reason Rockstar Games did it with GTA 4. Because microsoft payed them a bunch of money to leave playstation owners out in the cold.

    Microsoft is willing to do whatever it takes to maintain and expand their market share, even if it means losing money in the current generation.
     
  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    A Win-Win situation for Bethesda! Not only can they sell the DLC that way but also the game 2 times! To the same people. The dream of every buisnessmen.

    I still think Bethesda should have released the "play after the mainquest" with a patch for every console and for "free". I can remenber times when companies used to release aditional stuff on CDs and sometimes even free content with gaming magazines. I know the Witchers free content is a bit overhyped but still its free afterall which cant be said about anything Bethesda has released.
     
  9. TychoXI

    TychoXI Still Mildly Glowing

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    Oct 20, 2008
    Well Bethesda warned/said there would be no DLC for PS3 before releasing the game.... if you went ahead and bought it nonetheless, well my friend, you have no right to complain.
     
  10. M-26-7

    M-26-7 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jul 20, 2008
    You missed the part where that wasn't the news.
     
  11. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

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    Mar 6, 2008
    The fact that they're charging people to get the end of the game they should have shipped with, speaks volumes about how Bethesda is as a company.

    Charging people money for the ending they should have gotten the first time around. Pathetic.
     
  12. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well at least on the PC you have the luck that you can "fix" many things without a need to pay anything to Bethesda
     
  13. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

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    Nov 21, 2008
    Sucks for console gamers, and sucks even more for PS3 owners.
    Pretty a-holish of bethesda to not give PS3 DLC.

    Well, at least i have PC.
    Maybe i can try to "fix" :roll: fallout 3.
    now where is my woodchopper ?
     
  14. TychoXI

    TychoXI Still Mildly Glowing

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    Oct 20, 2008
    Erm.... yeah. And you missed the part where you read my post.

    PS3 gamers knew beforehand there would be no DLC for them, by extension Beth was saying they weren't going to give priority to PS3 nor produce new content/add features... now the news is there won't be DLC to allow PS3 gamers to continue fter the endgame... which was to be expected given the lack of support for PS3. But whatever man.
     
  15. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    yup, most probably, but i wonder if they will fix the graphic issues on the ps3 too by that time, the graphics looked good on the PC, shitty on the 360 and even shittier on the ps3!
     
  16. Ovg

    Ovg First time out of the vault

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    Nov 6, 2008
    I own both a pc (obvious) and PS3. Good for me, that I had bought PC version. Otherwise I would be pretty f***** now. Another point for Bethesda! :roll:
     
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I dont know why you guys have such issues with it!

    Think about it YOU would be a buisness men, care about money calling it your 'God' and have to worry how to pay for the Diablo SV you want for X-Mas or the new set for your bathroom out of african (illegal) mahogany and italian white marble (which Michelange already used for his sculptures) with this fancy golden figot your wife keeps talking about all the day.

    You would as well sleep with ... I mean make exclusives with Microsoft and later release a Goty Edition for Fallout 3 so every PS3 owner can "buy" the game a second time :P

    Buisness as its finest! The System works :mrgreen: