So, today the PS3 users of Fallout 3 are finally supposed to get the first DLC Pack. Broken Steel.
The next two packs, Operation WW1 and The Pitt are supposed to arrive on October 1st and the last two “Forgot the name” and “Alien” are supposed to arrive on the 8th of October.
Great! Bethesda finally is thinking of the PS3 users! Hooray!
But wait. I remember very well from some Interview that one of the higher ups at Bethesda said that there are no plans to release anything for Fallout 3 on the PS3. Then, when the DLC was announced months ago, they said “Well, we always wanted to”.
Now, what was really going on is up to the reader to decide.
Many people believe that, when the good people from Bethesda went to work they found a few brown bags with an obligatory $ sign and a M before the $ sign on their desks.
Others believe that Bethesda was just too damn lazy to find out how the PS Store works.
Whatever it is, we always got to hear “No comment” from Bethesda.
I find it quite pathetic for companies to shroud themselves in secrecy.
I mean, we live in an age of information. Rumors are everywhere. We have the internet. This secrecy policy, that some Companies still try to employ, might have worked back then during the Genesis/SNES era, but it’s completely out of place in this era.
There was some woman from Bethesda on the Playstation Blog, answering questions from users. I felt sorry for her, because she had to take plenty of shit from disgruntled PS3 users. I can’t blame them. First they “lie” to a whole userbase about the DLC, then they release a version of Fallout 3 that does NOT get the Trophy Patch (Which included the “latest” bug fixes for the PS3 Version) and then they’re all like “Oh please here, take this DLC”.
As I’ve said, that poor woman had to take a lot of shit from the userbase and only because her company decided it would be awesome to follow Sega and Lionhead Studios.
Sega: “No there are no hackers on PSU, we see nothing, hear nothing and say nothing”
Lionhead: “There are no bugs in Fable 2, the game runs perfectly fine”
I still don’t understand how Companies can make this pathetic secrecy choice instead of coming out of the closet and say:
“Yes, we royally fucked this one up”
“Yes, we took money from this and this company to make it a timed exclusive”
But nah, instead they seem to believe that lying to your userbase or saying nothing at all won’t make them angry at all.
Personally, I’m going to sell my Copy of Fallout 3 and buy a cheap GOTY Edition. I mean, it’s only 3 more weeks until it’s release.