Fallout: New Vegas' DLC Dead Money will hit the PS3 and PC Feb 22nd.
It was announced on the Bethesda blog today that Dead Money, the first DLC for Fallout: New Vegas would finally be released for PCs and PS3s on February 22nd. It was also announced that 3 more add-ons are on the way.
“This morning we’ve announced that Dead Money, the first game add-on for Fallout: New Vegas, is coming to PlayStation 3 (via PSN) and PC (via Steam and Direct2Drive) on Tuesday, February 22nd. Additionally, we will be releasing three additional add-on packs in the coming months. These packs will launch simultaneously on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
More details to come.”
As a PC gamer, and a fan of the franchise, I can’t help feeling somewhat conflicted over this announcement. My immediate thoughts upon hearing this bit of news were “It’s about Damned Time!!” But on the other hand, I recalled that PS3 owners had to wait 9 months after Operation Anchorage was released for Fallout 3 before it finally hit their consoles on October 1st 2009. Of course by that point PC and X-Box owners had already seen the release of 2 more expansions for the game and a 3rd that released a week later on October 8th 2009. As PC owner, at the time I cared little for the plight of PS3 owners. Now it seems, my karma has turned around and bit me on the ass. I now find myself standing next to PS3 owners as we stand in the bitter snow with our little Dickensian noses pressed to the windows, watching X-Box owners as they laugh and play with their new toys.
Had Fallout: New Vegas on the PC stayed with Games For Windows LIVE rather than shifted over to Steam, we probably would not have seen this delay and I would most likely still not care about the issue. However, for those who have had to deal with the buggy piece of crap, it just might be worth a few months delay on Fallout: New Vegas DLC to be finally free of Games For Windows LIVE.
Regarding the other upcoming expansions, there’s no real news yet aside from the announcement of their theoretical existence. Though for non-Xbox owning Fallout fans, our only hope is that the exclusivity contract Microsoft paid Bethesda for either only covers the first expansion Dead Money (fat chance), or that it only guarantees exclusivity for 2 months. It’s not the best situation, but at least you won’t have enough time to actually breed before you see the next piece of Fallout DLC.