There was a time when I spent a lot of time playing video games. And I spent many a late, late night wandering the wastelands of Fallout 3. But these days, priorities have changed. Other interests take center stage. Dogs need to be walked. Suppers need to be made. I’m spending a lot more time reading Spider-Man comic books. Needless to say, my gaming time has declined sharply. But I still love it and whatever time I can throw at it. Currently I am struggling to finish Arkham Knight (only half the Riddler trophies to go!). I have an unopened copy of Fallout 4 sitting there, taughting me, but I know that if I stop playing Batman now, I will never go back to it. And the completiest in me would like to say I finished it.
But given the news I heard today, I might need to make starting Fallout 4, or at least buying the Season Pass a priorty. Find out why after the break.
Now, some feel that the Season Pass practice is out of control and too expensive. I bought the Season Pass for Arkham Knight, and yeah, it was probably overpriced for what I got. Especially since there are certain skins or maps or whatever that I would never use. I can’t say if the Season Pass for Fallout 4 will be worth it either, but I do know that I would rather spend $29.99 on it then $49.99.
You see, Fallout publisher Betheda announced today that they would be upping the price of the Season Pass from a cent under $30 to a cent under $50 come March 1 due to the amount of DLC content they are expecting to release. So if you are even contemplating buying the Season Pass, you might want to do it before that March 1 deadline.
Of course, all the DLC will also be available separately, if you want to pick and choose and not get everything.
You can find details of the first three announced add-ons at Bethesda’s website. They include:
- Automatron (March 2016, $9.99USD) – The mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions.
- Wasteland Workshop (April 2016, $4.99USD) – With the Wasteland Workshop, design and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws!
- Far Harbor (May 2016, $24.99USD) – A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world.
So, if you’re counting and planning to buy them all, that’s already $40 worth of content with more to come.