First New Vegas DLC Announced

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The first downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas was just announced!

“Dead Money” will tell the tale of a deal gone bad. After teaming up with three fellow wastelanders, players will need to pull off an intense heist to find and recover the treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino.

If you’re looking for a sneak peek at Dead Money, we might have something In The ‘Works. For now, here’s the official release:

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS REVEALS DETAILS FOR FIRST FALLOUT®: NEW VEGAS™ DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

‘Dead Money’ Available December 21st Exclusively on Xbox LIVE

November 17, 2010 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Dead Money, the first downloadable content for Fallout®: New Vegas™, will be available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft beginning December 21, 2010.

“We’re pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas this December with Dead Money,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks. “The release of Dead Money illustrates our commitment to creating entertaining add-on content for players to enjoy in already massive games like Fallout: New Vegas.”

As the victim of a raw deal you must work alongside three other captured wastelanders to recover the legendary treasure of the Sierra Madre Casino. In Dead Money, your life hangs in the balance as you face new terrain, foes, and choices. It is up to you how you play your cards in the quest to survive.

Fallout: New Vegas, the follow-up to Fallout 3 – the 2008 Game of the Year – brings this beloved franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas.  Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

Reviews of Fallout: New Vegas have called the game as “an utterly essential purchase” (MSN UK) and as “addictively, rambunctiously fun” (Entertainment Weekly). The Associated Press awarded it a 4 out of 4 stars and said “Bottom Line: It’s a Blast”, while GameSpy gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars and called Fallout: New Vegas “one of the best games of the year.”

Published by Bethesda Softworks and developed at Obsidian Entertainment, Dead Money, has not yet been rated by the ESRB. It will be available for 800 Microsoft points.

Fallout: New Vegas has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB.  For more information on Fallout: New Vegas, including the game’s downloadable content, please visit http://fallout.bethsoft.com.

About Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from five of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, and MachineGames – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein™ and RAGE™. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.

Fallout, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All Rights Reserved.

About Obsidian Entertainment

Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for Windows PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five game development veterans who’ve produced, programmed, and/or designed award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the last 15 years. The five founders are: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris Avellone and Chris Jones. Many of Obsidian’s talented employees have worked on award winning products for organizations such as Black Isle Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Neversoft, and others. Obsidian Entertainment’s Web site is located at www.obsidian.net.

Reader Comments

  1. Really disappointing you guys aren’t putting this out on PC, it’s sad to see you take the road of “exclusive DLC”. I’ve bought both the Game of the Year edition and individual DLC off of Steam AND games for windows live just to support Bethesda, and I would gladly do the same for Obsidian too. I really hope you reconsider this.

  2. Exclusive DLCs are part of the reason why I haven’t bought Fallout: New Vegas yet. These kind of exclusive deals just alienate your fan-base. Treating your fans with respect will get you more purchases. As it is, I’ll probably wait until the DLC has all lost it’s exclusiveness, and by that time I’ll be able to buy the game used for cheap and you will have lost a sale.

  3. Not happy about this. PC owners are being left out and we dislike this. I support Bethesda and Obsidian by buying the Collectors Edition and then basically get told “Yours is not really the business we want”.

    Please reconsider.

  4. It’s prolly a temporary thing. Because I’ve been playing since Fallout 1, and bought every DLC for 3, they better make it on PS3 (my current console) so I can support them again, or Bethesda and Obsidian will lose m business.

  5. @Gyshall I second that.

    I do hope Microsoft is paying you guys millions to keep you exclusive to the Xbox, because I really don’t see any point in going exclusive like this. Quite disappointing.

    Fantastic game though, in just about every way.

  6. I was really hoping that you guys would get over this exclusive bullshit. I just don’t see the point in putting it out on one system and then releasing it to the other ones months later.

  7. complete bs xbox is the on ly one getting dlc……oh wait you havent patched it completely on any of the platforms to fix the freakin bug riddled disc full of crap you call a game. I got a better idean than releasing dlc for the game…recall it give us our money back and start over. I loved every other fallout up until this.

  8. I’m shure they’ll bring it for ps3 & pc as well, it might just take a bit longer.
    Was the same with fallout 3…
    And just think about it, you would do it either:)

  9. Really disappointed as well your kicking PC users out. I mean WTF. We’re using a Microsoft based product as well. Ever heard of Windows maybe? Yeah, I paid Microsoft my dues and I am still getting kicked in the ass for not supporting their piece of crap box that overheats in every year.

  10. @msgundam2 – That’s why any company goes exclusive, they get paid off. It’s retarded and, in the end, Bethesda will lose money. But if they know business, they won’t keep it like that forever. Well ,there’s one company I’m disappointed in now, let’s hope BioWare doesn’t let me down.

  11. Seriously? They release it on Xbox and not PS3? C’mon man! I love this game and plan on playing it until I’ve done each of the end game scenarios. I don’t understand why Xbox gets the DLC before PS3 or “exclusively” they better come out with some exclusive PS3 DLC soon or I won’t be buying more games from this company.

  12. Will be waiting 18 months and picking up the PC GOTY edition then. Will put money on all 360 ‘exclusive’ DLC content appearing in such a format by chrimbo next year.

    Not buying half a game again like I did with Fallout 3. Waiting until they finish it this time around.
    I’m patient.

  13. I played every Fallout game and it’s a real bummer that it is exclusively on Xbox 360, I currently own a PS3 but you make it impossible for real fans to stay enthusiastic about your new (DLC) releases if you keep going this way.

    It’s a shame.

  14. I can’t believe this is exclusive. You guys create third party games and will release it on every console but can’t do the same with the DLC. That makes no sense at all. I hope you decide to bring it to the PC and PS3.

  15. Congratulations on ignoring two profitable segments of your market in favour of one. How you people run an entire company never ceases to amaze me.

  16. I had a feeling the first DLC would be a live exclusive, but I hoped they would give us PC platformers at least a date to look forward to…

  17. Fallout has always been a game tied to PC even though you have tried to make it console friendly.
    It really suck that you look past 2 thirds of the fan base just to get some extra money from a exclusive release on xbox.

  18. If this eventually comes to other platforms, that’s great. If it does not, it’s absolute absurd bollocks. (If Microsoft is paying, why not also allow the DLC on PC? It’s Windows-only, anyway!)

  19. So instead of focusing on the numerous issues that all three versions of this game have, you’re creating DLC for only one version?

    Basically you just gave owners of all three versions, but especially the two versions that aren’t getting this DLC, the finger.

  20. I’d get all worked up if this DLC sounded particularly compelling, but it really doesn’t. Still, if you release a title for multiple platforms at the same time, you should release all DLC for it AT THE SAME TIME. All this does is build further negative opinion and hurt PC sales. I’d say the same thing if this was a PC-exclusive DLC.

  21. hmm..maybe instead of bothering to get new vegas, even though i was stoked and wanted it…maybe i’ll just stick with fallout 3, until something changes :(

  22. Great news!=) Now Im wait patch number 4, 4 the PC and after that continue plaing the game (cause right now it’s very nervous), so Dead Money exclusive X360? No problem Im buy the game on my X360;)

  23. The gaming industry is stupid and needs mental help… Do they realize how much money they can make if they put it out for all three gaming platforms at once? Yes it would cost more money but they would profit from it really fast. They don’t understand… Now only 1/3 of the world can actually buy this because of their gaybox. I will never buy a gaybox just to have first picks at DLC for this game.

  24. I knew this was coming, as it was announced earlier this year… but I hope that Microsoft didn’t pay you guys for more than a 3-month blackout. If I have to wait longer than 3 months for this DLC, I will be severely disappointed.
    That disappointment won’t really do anything to your company, but you’ll have let down a fan who has supported your companies, both Obsidian, Bethesda, Black Isle and Interplay since their infancy. I can understand taking a large wad of cash for something like this, but it had better not last longer than 3 months.
    Thanks for New Vegas though.

  25. Wow, way to be dicks, Beth!
    Seriously – I am sure MS paid you handsomely, but is it worth alienating your fanbase?

    I am also sure this is just a timed exclusive, but still – people, your fans, are angry. I do not think that is a good bussiness!

  26. Will the DLC include a patch that fixes many glitches? I mean, I love the game, but it would be better and worthy of the title “Game of the Year” if it worked completely.

  27. Exclusivity helps none of your fans. I am very disappointed with this move, very.

    The game bugs I put up with and muddle through with lots of reloading and many backup saves, but this? A cruel joke. I don’t appreciate being jerked around for the sake of some silly platform/console wars I couldn’t care less about.

    This just makes me hope that when you do get around to some PC DLC, I’ve lost interest and wont be tempted to buy it.