When Bethesda's Todd Howard was asked about Fallout 4's future at the launch party of the game, he was adamant that DLC packs wouldn't be arriving until well into 2016. Here's what he had to say:
"It's going to be well deep into next year. 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."
Therefore, it's clear that our own ideas dictate how the DLC for Fallout 4 will be shaped. After all, a lot of fans were unhappy with numerous aspects of the game's design. Perhaps these mistakes can be rectified in future DLC packs. But what is it that players want?
Fallout 4 DLC - The Most Popular Ideas
The Sea Of Tranquility Battle - 'Where exactly does this battle take place?' you may ask yourself. Well my friends, it takes place on the Moon. Yep. This is a rather crazy section of Fallout lore in which we learn of an epic battle that took place on the moon between American astronauts stationed there and an “unknown force”. Yes, we'd love to blast off in Fallout 4 and take on some aliens in low gravity. Likely? Probably not. Likable? Completely.
- Under Da Sea - If you wish, you can explore the depths of the sea around wasteland Boston, though it ain't easy. You can uncover some wreckage beneath the waves, along with a secret Power Armor frame and other items of interest. But we'd love to see this expanded upon by giving us better gear to traverse to the sea, along with adding some quests to complete with a handy harpoon gun in hand.
- Gameplay Improvements - Obviously fans want pretty standard additions for Fallout 4's DLC. We want more weapons, less bugs, more areas to explore, perhaps even more extreme weather conditions, more narrative options and a few new enemy forces could join the fray! There are so many add-ons that mods have introduced that we'd love to see Bethesda create their own take on.
What Do You Want From Its Release Date?
There are tons of aspects to Fallout 4 that irritated me. Dialogue options, dialogue in general, the overtly simplistic endings, the mountain of glitches, the lack of lip-syncing, poor graphical quality and terrible companion AI. All of these problems aren't likely to be completely fixed with the release date of Fallout 4's future DLC packs, but perhaps these can be taken into account when Bethesda creates new story sections for the next chapter.
But what about you guys? What is it that you desire from Fallout 4's DLC?