Bethesda studio head and Fallout 4 director Todd Howard explains that the upcoming Far Harbor DLC for Fallout 4 is currently the largest expansion planned for the game.
Next week, the first DLC expansion for Fallout 4 will release. Priced at $10, some may feel as though the first DLC for Fallout 4 doesn’t add enough content to the game. Well, anyone worried about that just needs to wait until May, as the Far Harbor expansion for the game is planned to be the largest that Fallout 4 will receive in its first wave of DLC.
Whereas Fallout 4‘s Automatron expansion will cost $10, and April’s Wasteland Workshop will sell for $5, the Far Harbor DLC for Fallout 4 will be available for $25. The size of this content coupled with Bethesda’s plans to make even more DLC is why the Fallout 4 season pass increased in price, but Bethesda’s Todd Howard feels as though gamers will still be getting their money’s worth.
“In this first run [of DLC], Far Harbor is the largest. But, we kind of priced that based on what we’ve done before so you can look at Far Harbor and say ‘Well, even though the land mass is bigger, it doesn’t have as much content as Shivering Isles – which was $30- but it has more than Dawnguard, which was $20.'”
So, even though Far Harbor is the largest DLC landmass that Bethesda has created, gamers should go in expecting a little less content than was available in the Shivering Isles expansion that was released for The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion back in the day. However, the Far Harbor expansion for Fallout 4 appears as though it will be larger than any of the DLC that released for Skyrim when that game was still being supported by Bethesda.
In the meantime, it will be interesting to see how fans respond to next week’s Automatron DLC, and next month’s Wasteland Workshop expansion, as Bethesda could still possibly tweak parts of Far Harbor to react to the community’s response over the DLC that comes before it. For example, if fans are disappointed with the incorporation of Fallout 4‘s companions in the Automatron DLC, Bethesda may make it a point to increase their presence in the Far Harbor add-on before release.
At any rate, few will complain that Fallout 4 is getting three expansions, each of which seem to be reasonably priced for what they bring to the table. Bethesda gave consumers a chance to buy the Fallout 4 season pass before its price increased, so some are getting the add-on content relatively cheap compared to others. Those people probably won’t complain about the size of Automatron or Far Harbor, and gamers in general may appreciate Todd Howard clarifying how pricing was decided for each of the game’s expansions, in addition to confirming that May’s DLC will be the largest released for Fallout 4.
Fallout 4 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.