Fallout 4, Bethesda Softworks’s upcoming open world role-playing game, will have a season pass, the company has announced. Just don’t ask them what’s included in it because apparently, they don’t know.
The pass, which will cost $30, will include all the DLC released for the game following it’s launch. While Bethesda didn’t offer any insight into what the content might be or give any concrete time frame in which we can expect to hear about it other than “early next year”, they did indicate that they expected the purchase of each release individually to add up to at least $40. “We’ve always done at lot of DLC for our games,” Bethesda said in a statement. “We love making them and you always ask us for more. To reward our most loyal fans, this time we’ll be offering a Season Pass that will get you all of the Fallout 4 DLC we ever do for just $30. Since we’re still hard at work on the game, we don’t know what the actual DLC will be yet, but it will start coming early next year. Based on what we did for Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Skyrim, we know it will be worth at least $40, and if we do more, you’ll get it all with the Season Pass.”
Bethesda Softworks is known for their substantial story-based downloadable expansions, with packs like Fallout 3‘s Broken Steel and Point Lookout often cited as prime examples of how to do downloadable content right. They haven’t been without their missteps however. The internet will never forget Oblivion‘s horse armour add-on, the infamous $2.50 DLC that consisted of nothing but armour for your horse. That particular expansion has spawned plenty of memes, and is often cited as one of the prime examples of how not to do downloadable content.
The highly anticipated Fallout 4 is Bethesda’s first release since season passes really starting to become a thing in the games industry. The idea of them has been a controversial one. In essence, you are paying for something that doesn’t exist yet and, as is the case here, you sometimes don’t even know what that is.
Fallout 4 is scheduled to release on November 10 this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.