Fallout 3 is going to be a blockbuster title for its developer, Bethesda. The studio behind the massive hit The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has recently talked, through the voice of their product manager, Pete Hines, about the future game, especially about the Downloadable Content which will be available only for the PC and the Xbox 360, but not for the PlayStation 3.
In terms of size, it will resemble the Knights of the Nine content developed for Oblivion, which was pretty big, occupying almost 4 GB of space. Hines said that although that means quite a lot, it won't really be a full expansion pack for the game.
Although the decision not to bring the DLC pack to the PS3 isn't really fair, Hines went on and said that they are still getting the game they paid for. “For us, with a game that offers 100 hours of gameplay, we don’t feel like we’re sort of short changing you up front. You’re gonna get your $60 worth out of this game, no matter what platform you buy it for, because there is so much content and so much stuff to do. And you can replay it and have it play out differently. So I think we feel pretty confident in terms of, no matter which platform you choose, you’re getting a good experience that will hopefully be one of the best, if not the best game you play this year on that platform.”
He also said that this future DLC would possibly make the difference for a lot of players who can't really decide on which version of the game they should buy. “if you really sort of deadlocked and you’ve gotta have your reasons to make a decision between one platform or the other, then yeah, DLC may be one that may push you towards one platform.”
If I were a true PS3 fan, this decision would really make me sad, but still, a lot of console owners can buy the game for another platform and then enjoy the content it will later feature.