The season pass for Bethesda’s Fallout 4 is about to leap from $29.99 to $49.99 after the developer announced what expansions were coming to the post-apocalyptic RPG.
The first three add-ons — alongside the promise of unspecified future content — will feature everything from DIY robotic companions to mutant animal trapping and domestication. You’ll also go on a voyage to Maine alongside everyone’s favorite nuclear zealots, the Children of Atom. The value for each totals an estimated $40, but the season pass will also cover whatever else Bethesda offers in the future.
Fallout 4 joins games like Call of Duty and Battlefront in hiking the price on DLC season passes, but has vowed that the season pass will include “all of the Fallout 4 DLC [they] ever do.” At the very least, you shouldn’t get caught paying for a pass that doesn’t include everything, though it remains to be seen whether the developers can make the deal worth it.
It’s become difficult to trust any developer with money for content unseen. In this case, additions beyond the first three expansions are wholly unknown, even in concept. Bethesda has a mixed record when it comes to expansions for their games, and they’re the studio that brought us horse armor. It’s also worth noting that Survival Mode and the Creation Kit for Fallout 4 have been promised for free, but remain as yet undelivered. Both are reportedly in testing, with information coming soon.
Despite a roster of ardent Fallout franchise fans, we weren’t especially impressed by the latest iteration of the venerable franchise and its enthusiastic conversion from RPG to gawky FPS. Even so, I do hope that the addition of future content will enrich the experience for the (at least) 12 million loyal wastelanders who’ve purchased it.
The price increase won’t take effect until March 1st, so you still have time to snag all of the current and future content for a much more palatable $29.99, now that you know at least some of what you’ll be paying for.
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