In another DLC exclusivity win for Microsoft, Bethesda Softworks says it'll release the first DLC package for Fallout: New Vegas
on Xbox Live on December 21.
Titled Dead Money
, the new content casts players as "the victim of a raw deal," and tasks them with working with three other captive wastelanders in the search for a legendary treasure, adding new terrain, enemies and story options.
"We're pleased to give fans a chance to expand their experience in Fallout: New Vegas
this December with Dead Money
," says PR and marketing VP Pete Hines. "The release of Dead Money
illustrates our commitment to creating entertaining add-on content for players to enjoy in already massive games like Fallout: New Vegas
, the title's 2008 predecessor, received a total of five DLC episodes after its release; the first three were exclusive to Xbox 360 with no plans announced to bring them to PlayStation 3.
However, later in 2009 that content did come to Sony's platform, and two subsequent DLC episodes were multiplatform releases.
Despite widely-reported launch bugs plaguing New Vegas
, the Obsidian-developed title has generally received a positive critical reception. The Dead Money
DLC will be priced at 800 Microsoft points.