Fallout 3 DLC interview- Raising Level Cap, Continue Playing after End


Jeff Gardiner did a great interview with IGN about our first downloadable content – Operation Anchorage. The end of the interview is the part I am most excited about. Our third DLC, Broken Steel, will raise the level cap and let you continue to play the game after the main quest is done. Here’s a snippet from the interview:

IGN: The liberation of Alaska was hinted at a lot during Fallout 3. What can we expect out of that simulated battle?

Jeff Gardiner: In Operation: Anchorage the player will find themselves able to re-live the famous liberation of Anchorage from Fallout lore — inside a simulation similar to one found along the main quest of Fallout 3. Once the player finds their way into the simulation, they’ll be stripped of their resources and have to survive within the rules set up by the simulation’s creators.

The Chinese red army is everywhere, and the player will first have to secure the surrounding mountain side and then fight their way into the Chinese base. The player will have to use a lot of their standard combat skills, along with several new tools that will only be available in the downloadable content. These include interactive Strike Teams under the player’s command and unique armor, weapons, and other exotic gadgets.

In other news on IGN, they’ve got Fallout 3 listed as one of the best games of the year in their 2008 Year in Review features for PlayStation 3 and PC. Also, be sure to check out their video on how to obtain the Experimental MIRV. Check out the video after the jump.



Reader Comments

  1. I understand that no proper DLC is coming out for PS3 but is there no way you guys could do something for the console like increase the level cap or let us continue playing after the end? I really can’t see why you wouldn’t and it would improve relations with PS3 owners who bought this game and feel abandoned. we paid money just like everyone else

  2. Ok, I know I’ve beat the game a few times.

    How exactly can you implement something to keep playing after the game ends, if you’re a good karma’d person?

    It’s all about self sacrifice for good aligned characters.

  3. Oy Hines. I thought PS3 users weren’t getting short changed. Yet Broken Steel does away with the poor and abrupt ending and lets you continue the story after the main quest. Can we at least see the game opened up to the PS3 community so we can see the original game to the level as everyone else?

  4. I don’t think Bethesda realizes just how downright cheated the PS3 owners feel. I’ve loved the Fallout franchise for many years and after I picked up Fallout 3 for the PS3. I wanted to abandon it completely. I really hope you all right the wrongs you have made. An award from a magazine is one thing, the trust of the consumer is another. The sand is running out of the hourglass of our patience as I write this.

  5. Please release these for PS3! Like Stevok said we paid money to. I love Fallout 3 and Oblivion why should Xboxs users and pc owners get speacil treatment?

  6. I’m assuming this is temporary, and I still do have some faith in Bethesda’s balance of good business sense and ethics. I am sure we will see PS3 content before long. If we don’t, REVOLUTION!! 😉

    Thanks for a great game, guys!


  7. jw im willing to bet money that the ps3 dosnt get any dlc they have done it before and WILL!!!!! deffo do it again, bethesda sucks man

  8. i was reading in the gameinformer and it said that there is 12 differnt endings to the game idk if its true or not but broken steel looks tight i cant wait

  9. Bethesada, why are you not responding to fans wishes regarding DLC for Oblivion & Fallout 3 on the PSN?

    There’s HUGE, HUGE demand for this stuff, so why would you not want to make the extra $$$?

    It makes no sense whatsoever. Releasing the games multi-platform but not giving everyone the opportunity for the DLC? Then next time dont even bother releasing a PS3 version if you’re not going to continue to support it as you do the 360 & PC versions.

    This is really disheartening & has been for quite some time now. When will you listen to your loyal paying customers? Without us you are nothing.

  10. please please may ps3 have the new dlc i,ll pay what ever? ive now completed the game i have all my skills to 100 and found every location found and read 323 skill books and 98 pre war books found.I must thank bethesda 4 the patch i can now get the tropies and hopefully it wont jump so much!i was let down with the end of the game u cant carry on ive the best laser pistol on the game and cant use it so if playstation doesnt get the dlc im going to switch to the darkside the xbox.People must stop slagging off bethesda they dont have a say in who gets the dlc its playstation!thanks again bethesda 4 a great game but its nowhere near as good as obilvions standards?but who knows what the future holds.

  11. Parry Hotter, what do you mean, “without us you are nothing”?

    They already HAVE your money, and besides, no one cares about the PS3 minority. Making games for the 360 is where the money is

  12. the fallout series was never about a console or a multiplatform game, it was never about making money, it was never about crying to the developers about some expansion youll never have access to.

    Almost all of the content for every FALLOUT game ever made is USER created, so stop whining and get off your couches and actually use the brain you were hopefully born with and make your own content.

    who says you have to play by the rules if you made the content

  13. This game is just amazing. Bethesda should not of even had a closed character ending. A full length sequel would totally be welcomed. They can do it for movies why not for games? There is much $$ to be made by Bethesda if they would….

  14. It’s sad to see Bethesda, a company that went out of it’s way to please it’s entire fanbase, dine and wine with Microsoft and it’s shareholders, putting their happiness before the fans. I never really felt that way about Oblivion because PS3 did eventually get SI and KotN content. But with Fallout 3 they went out of their way to say “no DLC ever, PS3.”

    Microsoft are also behind the regulations that prevent tools like the G.E.C.K. for release on the 360. No question a “lite” version or better could be supported. Microsoft wants content control, pure and simple. I know game developers are a business, but what’s business without the customer?

    I don’t want to live in a world with Microsoft’s Version Customer Support (i.e. uncharismatic, sadistic, and extreme prejudice I won’t go into here.)

  15. It’s only fair to have downloadable content for all users if this game is multiplatform. Fans of fallout should be able to enjoy the game no matter what platform it is delivered on. This is the only way to please fans of the game no matter what console.

  16. As a PS3 owner I must say I am a little more than concerned that I will not be able to take advantage of the DLC for Fallout 3.
    This to me is confusing. You were able to make Shivering Isles available for download thru the Playstation Store, what would prevent you from doing the same for the DLC for Fallout 3?
    The fact that the game I bought might not have access to all of the content being developed makes me wonder why it was released on this platform at all..

    What is the official position on Fallout 3 DLC for the PS3?

  17. This whole comment board is ludicrous. When you buy a console, you making a choice about the future developments of that console, and the fact of the matter is Bethesda has absolutely no say in the capacities of Downloadable Content for various platforms, they just engineer a game, and if the console has the neccesary freedoms, Such as: Download networks, or editor capability. They can create expansions. For everyone on here crying treason on a brilliant and productive game company, “You made your choice, if you can’t handle the fact that Fallout 3 ends at the completion the final quest for PS3 Gamers, then Fallout 3 is not the game for you my friend.” When we all found out that LoZ: Wind Waker just ended, nobody cried like a baby then. Because they had nobody to put the blame on. The fact of the matter is, games are what the are. If developers have the ability and desire to adapt them into something new and better, it’s a blessing, Not an expectation.

    And as for the people claiming that theres fiscal unfairness, we all payed the same price for our games. Just because mine will have an added feature for more money doesn’t mean you get ripped off, we’re still paying for the relative amounts of enjoyment we get out of our purchase, Don’t worry the universe regulates everything.

    Furthermore, it’s a two way street. Since i don’t have a PS3 I’ll never be able to play little big planet, and since i don’t have a Wii i’ll never be able to play all Nintendo’s quirky, video game-esque, abortions. We all make choices, and have to live with the consequences of those choices which are beyond our control. Unfortunately the people making the real power decisions in this situation (Sony CEO’s) don’t care that you don’t get your content for this one game, they clearly know how to run their corporation, the same way they have for years. If you got screwed, you need to learn how to learn from your mistakes. I’ll reiterate that for all the people who are too pissy to really hear what I’m saying “Start playing different games, or buy an Xbox 360 because whining and begging to the wrong people is going to do nothing but piss everybody off.”

  18. Just want to throw this out there, Bethesda (That’s how they spell the name for everyone who wants to add vowels to it), originally didn’t intend on releasing Shivering Isle, and Knight of the Nine, on PS3. But it did eventually get released. So keep your pants on, and your binkies in your mouths. You will be alright. And if not, then why not find a way to get the content for yourself. Sony may have made the case look damn near like a fax machine or mini-fridge, but under the hood you could potentially wreak hell with it. So don’t piss and whine about a lack of DLC. The PC got the GECK, the 360 has nothing so far, with no dates or even a static release plan beyond it’s just xbox live. So breathe; replay the game, give yourself challenges. Just because the game doesn’t have new content, make new content for yourself. Play the game with no armor, or just assault rifles, no health packs, hmm uhh let’s see….. a completely bad character who stills alligns themselves with good morals. IE; pillages megaton or decides to blow it up, then wreacks hell in various outposts and towns, but decides to donate massive amounts of caps to churchs?

    Come on guys, the creativity is there, open your eyes and use your senses, take it and run. God speed and good luck.


  19. Wow, so we have to pay more money to keep playing a game that we just spent 60 freaking dollars on. Brilliant, just Brilliant… NOT only that, but it seems like as usuall, all of the PS3 owners will be left in the dark, with not even a simple level cap raise. That’s just messed up. Please give the PS3 AT LEAST a level cap expansion, AT LEAST.

  20. I was floored by such a great game until I hit level 20 with plenty of quests left. Honestly, without a cap expansion this very well could be a deal breaker. I played both of the first two games and there was no cap. If you werent going put out a cap expansion for the ps3 then there shouldnt have been a cap for the ps3. Its like buying a car that wont run after 70k miles. Fix this problem or there wont be anymore sales coming from me. Also Im of the 30 something crowd and my friends value my advise on game purchases.

  21. The ending is horrific you should be able to continue to search the wasteland after the game just like in Fallout 2! How disappointing to ruin a good franchise with a lousy ending. O and how come you cant kill children either!

  22. People seem to forget, that making games on the PS3 is a bit of hassle. It seems every time a game is delayed, it’s because of issues with programming on the PS3. So to be honest, I understand why they don’t give extra content to the PS3, it’s too difficult and time consuming to make games on it.

  23. anyone consider also that Microsoft might have secured exclusive rights for those three DLC’s, It’s likely that sometime in the future the Ps3 might get these things, it’s also possible they won’t. Personally I think it’s hilarious that it won’t be coming out on Ps3(as an Xbox owner and loather of blu-ray technology I am delighted by every blow against Sony’s evil format changing empire.)

  24. oh my, why is there so much hatred between Xbox 360 and PS3 owners? If I had the money, I would buy myself an Xbox 360 as well, but I don’t have the money…
    So I am stuck with this black beast of a machine that blows away all competition, if only developers like Bethesda would see the untapped potential of it…

  25. Geez. I owned a PS3 didnt like how the system was setup, So i went to GameStop and traded it for a 360, Been happy ever since. If your not happy with the PS3 version of a game and feel that strong about it, Then do like i did. It could very well change your life!

    Over all, Great job Bethesda on Fallout 3, I love it. Cant wait on the Broken Steel to be released. (Just make sure it doesnt end up like The Pitt did LOL.)

  26. THis is so stupid…. Release the content on ps3… Don’t make us suffer… I have both a ps3 n xbox360… Bought fallout for ps3.. Ps3 is so much better… As a consumer, I have rights, and I want doc on ps3