ByKatie Granger, writer at
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Katie Granger

Ah, Fallout 4 . You've already given us so much, how could we possibly expand upon you? Well suck it up Sole Survivor, there's no rest for the wicked and your story is far from over, as Bethesda Softworks are hard at work (we assume) cooking up some more DLC expansion content for the already massively open world game.

It's almost impossible to put a play time on Fallout 4, because how you play is entirely up to you. There's so much to see and do, so many locations to uncover, enemies to face, side quests to complete, NPCs to meet and recruit, and of course the new settlement building mechanic, that it's easy to forget about the main quest altogether.

Shaun? Who's Shaun? I got a settlement to build man.

Gotta have those sweet sweet building materials
Gotta have those sweet sweet building materials

So, without further ado here's all we know about the DLC. Which admittedly is not very much. Sorry guys.

We Don't Have A Release Date Yet

Even though we know we're getting DLC there's still not really a tangible release date set for it yet. However Fallout 4 game director Todd Howard has clarified that we'll be seeing numerous DLC packs coming our way throughout 2016.

"This game is huge, but it's not just this launch. It's going to be well deep into next year."

Looking back at Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas it's likely that we'll be getting 4 - 5 separate DLC packs, although Fallout 4 is Bethesda's most ambitious game since Skyrim, so who knows how far they'll run with it.

All Bethesda will tell us is that there's "more info coming soon" about the expansion packs, which are expected to release sometime in the first half of 2016. Which means we could be waiting as late as June before our Wasteland gets even more complex.

The DLC Will Draw From Fan Feedback

Not long after the game itself was released last year Howard promised that the expansion pack content "will be shaped by fan feedback".

"It's like the game is done but it's not done, because until everybody plays it, it's not really done. Because what they bring to it is really important; we're going to see what people like, what they want more of, what they want different, and we're going to do that... Our fans are amazing; they're super-smart. This is important to them, just like it is to us."

Aw, thanks Howard.

We'll Also Get Some New Features

And of course there's going to be a ton of free updates and patches too, but not just in order to get rid of those pesky bugs.

That's not a doggie door...
That's not a doggie door...

Like with Skyrim we can expect to see some new features added to the game as the months go by. Again Bethesda is staying pretty tight lipped on what updates we'll be getting, but in the case of Skyrim we got pretty neat features like kill cams and visual upgrades.

The most recent update from earlier this month included some new remapping features for PC, but nothing too exciting for console users.

No Xbox One Exclusive DLC

Bethesda have been accused of giving "preferential treatment [to] Microsoft" as the two companies have always had a pretty close working relationship, something which had some fans worried that the DLC would either be Xbox One exclusive or, at the least, come to Xbox One before it did PS4.

However, it seems that our fears are unfounded, as Bethesda Softworks VP Pete Hines confirmed that there will be no platform exclusive DLC.

Breathe a sigh of relief PS4 gamers, your DLC is safe.

That's about all we know for now, in the meantime we'll just have to stand by for further updates from Bethesda themselves.

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