You didn't need to lick a frog to predict that Fallout: New Vegas would be supported with DLC post-release, but a little voodoo magic might have been required to see this reveal coming: New Vegas' "first" chunk of content, which is slated for release this "holiday," will be exclusive to Xbox Live Marketplace.
As of now, Bethesda and developer Obsidian aren't talking about what this new content is. They also aren't willing to admit that the DLC could eventually hit the game's other two platforms, the PS3 and the PC. This seems possible, though, as not many companies pass on the opportunity for free money, especially not once but twice. But then, who's to say how much money changed hands to secure this exclusive deal in the first place? We'll have to wait and see how this all shakes out.
“We’re excited to continue the partnership between Bethesda and Microsoft, and build on the success of the game add-ons released for Fallout 3 on Xbox Live,” said Pete Hines, Bethesda's PR dude. “Fans will once again be able to continue their experience in the Fallout universe with the add-on packs planned for after the launch of the game.
New-era Fallout fans might remember a similar agreement between Bethesda and Microsoft for Fallout 3. That game's DLC was exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC for a time, before finally hitting the PS3 as well.
New Vegas lands in stores tomorrow, and I'm guessing a few of you will be switching over your pre-order today. They got you, didn't they? Oh, those corporate types and their exclusivity deals!