There’s been a huge misunderstanding about Fallout 3 and the ability to go back and play unfinished quests after the DLC has been applied to your 360 or PC. Apparently, gaming blog Next Gen News credited MTV Multiplayer with the info, but made it sound like there’s actually a patch coming to the 360 or PC. There is no patch at all, it’s just a part of the DLC functionality. How can you have DLC and not access any of the original game? That would be stupid right? So now that we know there’s no patch, maybe we can test this True Gamer power I’ve been talking about and get one made for the PS3.
I contacted Bethesda VP, Pete Hines to get the skinny and to persuade him to patch the PS3 version. Here’s my email and his quote:
Hello Pete! I’m aware of the patch that’s being released for the 360 and PC versions of Fallout 3. This patch allows you to go back and complete unfinished missions after beating the game. I realize that if there is going to be some sort of DLC for the PS3 that you’d want to keep it under wraps. It is important however, to inform the masses if you plan on patching the game for the Playstation 3. Playstation 3 owners are very disappointed that they have no way of going back to finish all of those side missions.
Could you please provide a glimmer of hope that there will be a patch for the Playstation 3 version of Fallout 3? Playstation fans that supported Bethesda by purchasing this game deserve to know.
Thank you for your continued support!
Hope to hear from you soon Pete!
That is incorrect. There is no patch or update, nor will there be, that removes the ending of the game. Not on Xbox 360, PS3, nor PC.
One of the DLCs we are doing for 360 and PC will include this functionality.
It is important to note that it is available only as part of that DLC. You can’t get it any other way and it is not a change we are planning to make to the game as it was released to any platform.
Hope that helps clear up some misconceptions.
I’ve also asked Pete if there’s an email or some way for fans to contact Bethesda to persuade them to patch the Playstation 3 version of the game so we don’t have to remember to save it right before beating it. If you don’t believe in the power of gamers, here’s your chance to put it to work. I need all gamers, even single console 360 gamers, to help get Playstation gamers a patch. I’ll keep you up to date!