Though Fallout 4 may not have been the dream we all hoped it would be, the adventure is far from over. Bethesda have promised to release numerous patches for the game on PC as well as the XBOX One and PS4. There's also a ton of DLC to look forward to, plus the arrival of mods on consoles.
We know nothing about an official release date for the promised content, though Bethesda's Todd Howard has said it'll take a while:
"It's going to be well deep into next year [...] we're going to see what people like, what they want more of, what they want different, and we're going to do that."
However, we do have a fairly clear idea of what we would like!
Fallout 4 - DLC And Mods On Xbox One & PS4
We know that console mods will be arriving in early 2016. We're still unsure whether the content will only be official Fallout 4 mods (which are also due to receive a release date in 2016), or whether we'll be able to enjoy tons from the community. Obviosuly we won't be getting everything (nudity is likely out) but we'll see. Here are a few Fallout 4 mods we'd like Xbox One & PS4 owners to enjoy wioth us:
- Lightsabers - Some genius introduced our most beloved weapons from Star Wars and it will surprise you how much more enjoyable Fallout 4 becomes with a lightsaber in-hand.
- Disable Preston - This mod allows us to Disable Minuteman Radiant Quests. Any mod that makes this guy stop talking to me is a winner in my book. Leave me alone, Preston.
- Graphical Upgrades - We don't know how likely these mods are, but Fallout 4's graphics can deffinitely be improved. We want to see better textures, less pop-in, more vibrant colours and a generally cleaner environment. Can consoles handle it?
- Settlement Upgrades - From improving the light sources you use in settlements, to including hundreds of more items for you to add, the settlement mods have made this in-game feature more worthwhile.
- The Crazy Stuff - Aside from the functional improvements that mods can bring to Xbox One and PS4, there's also the chance to have a lot of fun. We hope we see Thomas the Tank Engine, Deathclaw followers, the ability to spawn countless enemies and of course upgrades to health, armour, ammo, appearance and damage.
But what about DLC? What does Fallout 4 need to expand upon in order to capture our attention? Do we need huge new areas? New weapons? New companions? Let's take a look at some of the more popular ideas for Fallout 4's DLC expansion:
- Under the Sea - Everyone is dying to explore the depths of Fallout 4's ocean. You can certainly give it a try in the main game, and players have found some interesting items on the seabed, but we want a full adventure beneath the waves. New gear, new weapons and a new narrative to follow.
- Aliens - Crashed UFOs are often found in Fallout games, but some players would like to see the pilots become an intricate part of the DLC. Certainly an interesting idea.
- Vehicles - This has always been a contentious issue with fans. Should we bring back vehicles? Would it negatively impact on the game's atmosphere? It could. Or it could be insanely cool like Dying Light: The Following's DLC!
- Companions - Not only do fans want to see more varied copmpanions in Fallout 4's DLC, they'd also like to increase the number of them that can come along on missions. I'd be down for that.
- New Factions - With a new narrative for the DLC, we'd love to see Bethesda create a whole new faction for us to engage with. And please, make a better ending for the new gang, alright?