Fallout 3: Broken Steel Living Up To Its Name?
Today is the release of the highly anticipated third DLC add on for Bethesda’s Fallout 3. Turns out that early reports from the Fallout 3 forums show that the mistakes made during the recent launch of The Pitt DLC may not have been corrected after all. It seems that at least some members of the Fallout 3 community are reporting problems with the PC version of the content through the Windows Live download store. Reportedly the developers at Bethesda are already on the case with possible issues including a glut of downloads causing server issues and other unconfirmed issues. Best bet might be to hold off on downloading the add-on for a few days to let them work out the kinks.
This is a rough time for the guys in Maryland and it seems they can’t catch a break with the Fallout downloads but oddly these sorts of issues didn’t really creep up during the Oblivion expansions so we’ve seen that the Bethesda of the past can handle digital releases.
Fans of Fallout 3, like myself, have been anxiously waiting for this update to the core game. Unlike the previous two releases – Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt, Broken Steel is meant to remove the hard story-based ending of the original Fallout 3 and adds new continued quests featuring the Brotherhood of Steel, new weapons, a new level cap increase, new perks and achievements as well.
Update: Apparently this seems to be an issue with Games for Windows Live!’s DRM functions though there are now sporadic reports of 360 owners experiencing a different Broken Steel issue. Bethesda won’t catch a break even if it is a Microsoft issue.. after its their game on the front line of this and The Pitt left a bad taste in many people’s mouths.
You can watch the Fallout 3: Broken Steel trailer after the jump.