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New Vegas DLC is Just Waiting For the Patch

| 12 Apr 2011 20:50
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Bethesda Softworks says the new Fallout: New Vegas DLC is ready to go but won't be released until the next big patch comes out.

The world got a very brief glance over the weekend at what is purportedly the next DLC release for Fallout: New Vegas when it blipped onto YouTube without warning and then quickly disappeared. What's it all about? Aside from a name - Honest Hearts - nobody knows, but Senior Producer Jason Bergman says we'll find out soon enough. Right after the upcoming patch, to be precise.

"Our next DLC release (announcement coming very soon, we promise) has been complete while we worked on getting a patch ready for you all. We didn't want to just release more DLC before we had a patch that would improve the overall New Vegas experience," he wrote on the Bethesda forums. "The good news is that we do have such a patch and it's been handed off to the necessary platform owners. It should be released in the next couple of weeks on 360, PS3 and PC (can't be more specific than that, I'm afraid, although PC will almost certainly get it first)."

The patch will include bug fixes but the focus is on "optimization and stability improvements," Bergman wrote. "We worked directly with first-party platform owners to identify issues, and we have fixed a great deal of the crashes and lockups that people were experiencing. In addition, we scoured the forums and this patch includes weapon balance tweaks and other requested fixes."

Bethesda will watch the forums for other issues following the release of the patch, he added, noting that another update is planned after this one. He also apologized for the "radio silence" and expressed hopes that gamers will appreciate the results of the work that's gone into the patch."We have some pretty cool stuff coming soon," he wrote. "Stay tuned!"

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